Helane Morrison works at Hall Capital Partners as the Chief Compliance Officer. Besides this, she serves on the financial advisory firm’s executive committee. The company is privileged to have such an experience individual in it ranks. It has been steadfast in its efforts to clean up the image of financial services firms, which was tarnished by the economic meltdown of 2008. Hall Capital Partners endeavors to enforce accountability, regulatory compliance and integrity in its dealings. Helane’s work is to ensure that these qualities are adhered to.
Ms. Morrison’s role at Hall Capital Partners befits her sharp and assertive mind. She is also known for being hardworking, something that has made her a legendary figure in the field of compliance. She always insists that all investments that the firm makes on behalf of its clients, are above board. She works in liaison with a team of financial experts whose role is to ascertain that brokerage firms, or mutual funds that are chose by the firm are trustworthy. Helane leads a highly dedicated team of compliance staff, who ensure that such issues are not overlooked.
Ms. Morrison’s Résumé
Helane is a journalist and attorney by profession. She studied journalism at Illinois’s Northwestern University where she graduated with honors. Thereafter, she joined the University of California Berkeley School Of Law for further studies. While at law school, Helane worked as the editor in chief of the faculty’s law review. This greatly helped sharpen her research and analytical skills, which came in handy later on in her career as a lawyer and compliance officer.
Helane had the opportunity to learn under the tutelage of Harry Blackmun and Richard Posner, all of whom are renowned American judges. She served as a legal clerk, a position that shaped her legal background besides helping refine her skills. Between 1986 and 1996, Ms. Morrison was a legal practitioner at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. Her work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to deliver ahead of timelines saw her elevated to a full partner in 1991.
While working at the firm, she mostly handled financial issues, something that opened her eyes to the gross violations that go on in the financial services industry. She jumped ship and joined the Securities and Exchange Commission, which she served for 10 years in different capacities. Apart from her corporate roles, Helane speaks frequently on matters related to compliance. She is affiliated to the American Bar Association.