In the corporate world Helane Morrison shatters stereotypes of women. In finance, she has conducted business with integrity and honesty. This takes a special type of person in an industry known for corruption. In working in journalism and the government she has worked hard to stop corruption and protect the victims.
In finance, Helane is known for wanting to expose corrupt brokers and change the way business is conducted. She has worked in the industry for over 30 years. In 2007 government bailouts of banks and other institutions shook the trust of everyone in financial institutions.
Helane received a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. She attended the California Berkley School of Law where she received a Juris Doctor degree. Helane worked as editor on the university’s law review pursuing this degree. When she passed the bar she gained valuable experience working as a law clerk in the US Court of Appeals.
After she worked as a law clerk, she worked for a Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. He was an advocate of women’s right and made many changes to abortion laws. He was committed to stopping harmful and discriminatory institutions. When working for him, Helane Morrison developed a passion for justice and equality. She worked for him from 1985 to 1986.
In 1986, she joined the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemervoski, Canady, Falk, and Rabkin. She specialized in business litgation and private securities. She focused on exposing violations to security laws and helping those that were victims. Eventually she oversaw a staff of one hundred. In 1991, she was made full partner. Her investigations of corrupt brokers and traders resulted in legal action.
She worked for the government in San Francisco at the US Securities and Exchange and protected corporations and individuals against fraud. Helane made sure that all financial dealings were ethical and fair. During this time, she headed many financial fraud cases against major corporations and worked to help protect seniors against fraud. Helane became Head of Commission and Regional Director of SEC.
Appalled by the lack of women leadership in finance, she joined Hall Capital. It was one of the largest financial and investment firm in San Francisco. This firm is completely run by women and Morrison was excited about the ethical culture there. The company looks for resiliency and flexibility in employees. They makes sure all investments made are ethical and honest. The company expects regulatory compliance from all workers and integrity.
Helane Morrison volunteers her time to organizations like animal rights, the environment and legal association that protect consumers financial rights. She knows what work life balance is.