Helane Morrison is a well-known attorney in San Francisco. She has spent her entire career in the city and has served the government as well as the private sector. Morrison acquired her higher education at the Northwestern University and the University of California, where she was awarded degrees in journalism and law respectively. She spent most of her career working with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Helane joined the organization in 1996 and was posted to serve the San Francisco District. She is a confident, diligent, and brilliant individual, and therefore, she managed to hold top positions at the SEC. One of them is being San Francisco’s enforcement director. She ensured that companies were compliant and enforced the law against corrupt officials of New York’s Republic Securities, NextCard, Inc, Hewlett-Packard, and Dean Witter. Her work was outstanding, and the SEC appointed her as head of the San Francisco District.
Morrison’s positions offered her authority over the examination and enforcement actions that the SEC conducted in the North Western States. The jurisdiction of her office covered North California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Nevada, and Alaska. The San Francisco District Office is in the Pacific Region, which is headquartered in Los Angeles. Helane succeeded the office from David Bayles who moved to the Morrison & Foerster law company to serve as a partner.
Very few female attorneys can match Helane Morrison’s accomplishments. Other women who have served the SEC as chiefs of various districts are Valerie Capron, Carmen Lawrence, and Mary Keefe. Morrison had a successful tenure in office since she ensured that people were well-informed on securities and regulatory observance it San Francisco companies. She also acted as the SEC’s representative in different occasions such as business transactions, legal subjects, government institutions, and financial communities.
Morrison built an excellent career as a lawyer in the private sector. She kicked off her practice in 1986 was an attorney at the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She became the company’s associate in 1991 and quit in 1996. Her primary responsibilities included serving as an attorney in internal company investigation, corporate lawsuits, private securities, and representing firms that were litigated by the SEC. Helane’s services were also hired by middlemen and stock trading enterprises during arbitrations. She presently works as a compliance officer of the Hall Capital Partners. Her work has been essential in restoring trust in the United States’ finance sector.