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Helane Morrison is an Articulate Women Champion

Helane Morrison is the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners, a successful investment company that is run by women. Before working here, Helane has worked for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1999 to 2007. Morrison has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked with several judges as a court clerk until she joined a law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She was later made a partner in 1991. Her work focused primarily on business litigation and defense of private securities including matters that dealt with SEC.
She has been very vocal in fighting deceptive corporate crimes and corruption. She has a track record going by her commitment to the principles to uphold basic ethics and morally correct values. She is known for exposing scandals including those of influential and corrupt business leaders and brokers in the financial sector. Morrison’s contributions were mainly as a result of the economic crisis in 2007 that exposed the corruption and exploitation of people who were charged with the responsibility of making the economy secure.
With a solid background in journalism and law, Helane managed to work and practice law in the pursuit of social righteousness. She used to work for Blackmun, a social righteousness advocate, who greatly influenced her ideological views on morality and equality. This then catapulted her into private practice where she spent about a decade to building up her experience.She had the desire of fighting corruption and exploitation, and this made her join Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm law firm where she was in charge of hundreds of employees. She later became a partner and was closely involved in investigating illegal trading rings. The government noticed her contributions, and she was given a job with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This gave her a great platform and influence in her fight against corruption.
Among Helane’s achievements in her war against fraud at SEC included the spearheading of investigations against financial fraud by Fortune 500 executives, who were considered untouchables. She also exposed the sale of illicit securities to military personnel, and that of illegal destruction of audit papers. Her work made her come to the realization that women were underrepresented when it came to corporate leadership, more so in the financial sector where their contribution was hardly felt.This is what made her join Hall Capital Partners which is run exclusively by women. The company teaches women to be tough and adaptive to thrive and progress in the corporate world.