Helane Morrison is currently the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners, located in San Francisco, California. Hall Capital is a female owned investment company. Before joining Hall Capital, Morrison served as the head of the San Francisco Office of The Securities and Exchange Commission.
Morrison graduated with a B.S. Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. Morrison worked as a law clerk for Richard Posen of the US Court of Appeals, then for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Next, Morrison joined the law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk,&Rabkin.
Morrison wanted to join Hall Capital primarily based on the diverse leadership culture in the firm. Morrison wants to help people believe in the financial markets again. Morrison has a passion for standing up to corruption, and exposing those who seek financial gain through immoral means.
Morrison found her passion for this issue while working for Harry Blackmun. Blackmun also had a passion for social righteousness. Using Blackmun’s influence, Morrison would become a supporter of equality and moral correctness. With Blackmun’s support, Morrison decided to go into private practice. Morrison closely began investigating operations that may have violated security laws. Morrison also began representing people who filed class action lawsuits.
Morrison noticed a shortage in the representation of females in leadership positions in the financial sector. Helane Morrison then started to fight for financial sector equality, which is what led her to Hall Capital, and the opportunity to work along side Co-Chief Investment Officer Kathryn Hall and President Sarah Stein.
Hall Capital emphasizes resilience and flexibility. Hall Capital strives to educate young women on the importance of flexibility, so that they can thrive. Morrison says that she will never lose her passion for justice and her commitment to having it be enforced.