Helane Morrison: Reviving the Sense of Corporate Compliance

In a field such as journalism, where the truth is constantly manipulated for personal and ulterior motives, upholding ethical values that make journalism a harbinger of facts and information to the mass public is a tough task than many might think. Helane Morrison is one such person who has not only proved herself in her profession but also set examples for newcomers and other professionals.

After completing her education from the University of California at Berkeley, she started her career as law clerk for Chief Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Having a J.D in Law from one of the most prestigious schools of America, and owing to her dedication to achieving professional recognition, allowed her to excel in private practice. She went on to join San Francisco Office of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission. Later, she became part of a San Francisco law firm between the years of 1986 to 1996. Before that, she also served as a law clerk for Hon.

Although, Helane Morrison had a lot of experience under her belt since entering the practical field, joining the San Francisco Office of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can be considered a major breakthrough in her career. Appointed in 1999 as Regional Director, she has the opportunity to preside over an office of 100 personnel and managing litigation, security enforcement and legal matters in Northern California and five other Northwest states. During her tenure in 1996, before she became a regional director, Helane Morrison held the position of Assistant District Administrator at SEC and led the enforcement office at San Francisco. It is worth mentioning that she was the first woman to be appointed as the Regional Director at SEC.
After working for eight years at SEC and making history for herself, Helane Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners LLC as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2008. To this day, she is serving the organization with her exceptional professional experience. While fulfilling her role at Hall Capital, she has made noteworthy progress in corporate compliance. Due to her unparalleled contributions, she was named to the list of Women on Move in BizJournal. Her ambition to help transparency and law rule in the field of journalism, where facts are tampered with all the time, is indeed inspiring. We, as professionals and human beings, can learn a lot from her personal and professional achievements.

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