Helane L. Morrison, a famous name in securities enforcement industry, holds many key posts at Hall Capital Partners LLC, such as the Managing Director, General Counsel, Principal, CCO, along with the Member of Executive Committee. In November 2007 Morrison joined HCP.
Helane is a lawyer who since few years has directed the law enforcement program of the SEC’s District Office of San Francisco. She said that aims to continue aggressive agenda of the office while serving as San Francisco’s office administrator.
Promotion of Helane is announced by Arthur Levitt, Chairman of SEC and after that announcement; Helane became the first lady to serve as a chief of the district. She said that since past few years, she worked very hard with other people in the administration side to strengthen our impact and presence.
However, before that, she worked at Securities and Exchange Commission on a very crucial position, Regional Director. In SEC, she was in charge of regulatory matters litigation and securities enforcement, in Northern California including five Northwest States as well. Before that, she was working on the head of enforcement for San Francisco office. She represented the SEC in business, legal and monetary communities, and with many other news media and government agencies.
Helane practiced law at the San Francisco law company, Rice, Howard, Canady, Nemerovski, Falk & Rabkin, where she worked hard and ultimately become a partner in 1991. Her practice strictly focused on commercial litigation and protection of SEC matters and private securities actions, and due to her focus, she became of trust in such fields. Helane also lead few corporate investigations to find the culprit. For many months, she worked on many cases for District Attorney Office of the Contra Costa County.
Morrison will manage both the examination and enforcement programs within the jurisdiction of San Francisco office that also includes Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Montana, Alaska, northern Nevada and Idaho. It’s also a part of the Pacific Region that based in Los Angeles.
Since 1996 when she joined the SEC, Morrison supervised a huge number of foremost investigations, including few which resulted in enforcement actions against Dean Witter, Republic Securities, and auditors of CMD.
Before 1996, as a lawyer in practice, Helane represented customers sued by the SEC. She defended SEC clients in class-action suits and symbolized securities industry officers in many SEC investigations. She worked in negotiations defending stock brokerage and brokers firms in suits brought by her customers.