Helane Morrison is a true rarity in the government . Despite all the corruption arround her, this capable government worker and rising star who started off in the world of journalism has not only shattered glass ceilings but has not wavered from the moral path she has set to follow. Today she works tirelessly to end the gap that exists between men and woman in the financial sector.
Helane Morrison began her career as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and the Hon. Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit . After passing the bar, she started her career in private practice, where she quickly became an expert in the Securities and exchange commission (SEC) in the San Fransico office. Helane Morrison holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold this office. After serving for several years as the securities and exhange comsissioner’s enforcer she is back working in the private sector as Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC.
Helane Morrison’s career is one that has breaks boundaries and made great changes. Morrison is proud that she was able to do so while remaining ethical and upholding the laws of the United States. Morrison was attracted to Hall Capital in part because of her drive to bridge the gap between men and women in the finacial sector.
While more women are entering the workforce, and the gap is getting smaller, Morrison realized that there was still a big gap in the financial and legal sectors of the economy. She discovered over the course of her career that there were financial groups that held seperate meetings for women, which she felt was detrimental to the careers of her peers because it kept them from participating in the boardroom with the men.
Hall Capital is a firm that is run by women, which is why she wanted to be a part of this firm. She felt that it was an important way for her to continue to shatter the glass ceiling and break barriers in her field of choice. By supporting and being a part of an organization where women held all of the executive offices and positions of power she could provide opportunities for younger women to break the same barriers and get ahead in their field.
Morrison uses her expertise that she has gained through her years as a lawyer and at the SEC to be an important part of Hall Capital.