Helane L. Morrison, the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and General Counsel of Hall Capital Partners LLC has been a stand-out in a world ruled by men for several years. It’s hard to intimidate Helane. Her credentials are impressive and she has established a career that demands respect as it has been forged BizJournals.com. Helane was the director of the San Francisco office of the United States Security and Exchange Commission for eight years. Morrison served as District Administrator and then she was promoted to the Regional Director of the SEC.
Her role at the Security and Exchange Commission was to enforce, litigate and regulate matters in Northern California as well as in five other Northwestern states. Morrison represented the SEC in financial as well as business and legal issues. She also worked with other government agencies and the news media.
Ms. Morrison practiced law at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, the well-known San Francisco law firm. She became a partner in 1991. Helane studied law at UC-Berkley. She was Editor-In-Chief of the California Law Review while she was there. Morrison also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University. To see her litigation work in detail, check out the Google Book below.
After graduation, she worked as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Helane is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hedge Fund Subcommittee. She is busy, but she finds time to speak to investors about the legal issues that can have a direct impact on their present and future investments. According to the BizJournals.com article, Hall Capital is now one of the most successful investment firms in San Francisco. The firm now has more than $24 billion in assets under management. CEO Kathryn Hall believes the success of the firm is rooted in the diversity that exists within the company. The management team is an eclectic mix of investment experts that have been in the business for years.
Investment firms are usually controlled by men, but Morrison and Hall are changing the face of the investment world. They have proven that women are excellent investors and money managers. Women that know Morrison admire her intelligence, drive, and her ability to function effectively in an industry that measures success in monetary terms. Helane is an inspiration to the generation of women that want to perform in industries that have been notoriously one-sided when it comes to leadership.
Helane Morrison is not afraid to face the business and financial world with dignity, new ideas, and the will to change the stale establishment.