Helane Morrison is a businesswoman and lawyer from Brooklyn, NY who graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree and once worked as the editor-in-chief at the University of California. She started her law career in 1984 working for Richard A. Posner and in 1985 she became a law clerk for Harry Blackmun in U.S. Supreme Court. Now, she is currently a managing director and chief compliance officer for Hall Capital Partners LLC. Before she joined the company in 2007. Morrison has managed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in San Francisco from 1999 to 2007, where she was responsible for litigation security enforcement and regulatory matters in Northern California and five Northwestern states. Morrison is set to manage the enforcement and examination programs with San Francisco’s jurisdiction.
She is also a member of the BRPF as well as the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. Where she occasionally speaks about subjects anywhere from compliance to the legal problems that affect private funds and investment advisers. Morrison is also known for representing clients who were sued by SEC, defending security clients in class action suits and security industry officers in certain SEC investigations. Not only that, but she defended brokers and stock broker firms who were sued by customers. She stated that the San Francisco District Office has doubled from 30 to 60 in the last 5 years, which means extra work for the enforcement and examination staff members.