Helane Morrison has accomplished some law enforcement in an arena that seems to have too many crooks, too often getting away with unethical business practices: white collar investment scams.
She was instrumental in the investigation and prosecution of Bernie Madoff and other thieving investors on Wall Street in 2007. They were the unscrupulous operators that brought the whole nation’s economy down in that year.
At the time, Morrison was an agent of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), working out of her San Francisco office. She was responsible for SEC enforcement investigations in Northern California and some Northwestern states Region. She has long been an active promoter of firm ethics in the conduct of business. Some have pointed out that few women have accomplished as much as Morrison has in gaining equality for women in both the business world and in the area of government enforcement. She has genuinely shattered the so-called “glass ceiling.”
Helane Morrison left the SEC in 2007, after she realized how much more effective she could be in the private sector. She is the Chief Compliance Officer and also Managing Director at Hall Capital Partners (HCP). She has also become the company’s General Counsel. HCP is an all-woman managed business, headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Morrison spent eight years at the SEC. She was appointed to represent the SEC during their investigations of Wall Street. She answered questions from the press at briefings. She understands the journalists role, as her first career was in journalism. Then the Federal US government recruited her into the SEC. Helane is well known as a strong stand against any kind of thief.
Many businesses have benefited from Morrison’s counsel and work in cases of litigation for their companies. She worked hard at the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin to perfect her science and craft. She had also clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posen. You can read more about her in this XRepublic article.