Helane Morrison: A Career Built On Standing Up For What’s Right

Helane Morrison is Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC, one of San Francisco’s largest advisory firms. She is also on their executive committee. Many people that had lost faith in the financial industry because of the 2008 economic crash and have begun put their finances in the capable hands of Hall Capital. The company has helped many investors by enforcing regulatory compliance, accountability and integrity in all their dealings. Morrison has made a lasting impression when it comes to the compliance field. She ensures every investment they make on behalf of their clients are ethical, solid and properly researched.


Morrison and Hall Capital’s team of professionals work to ensure every financial advisor, brokerage firm or mutual fund advisor the company uses is thoroughly vetted. Morrison and her enforcement staff unleashes disciplinary action including corrective practices and criminal charges should an anomaly be detected. Prior to joining Hall Capital Morrison headed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Office for 11 years beginning in 1996. She handled litigation matters, regulatory compliance and enforcement in Northern California as well as five other Northwest States after she was promoted to Regional Director.


Morrison dealt with business relations, financial communities, legal issues and government agencies while representing the SEC. She brought fraud cases against executives of top companies. She identified and exposed American Amicable, an insurance company, as selling false securities to more than 50,000 military personnel. Before she worked with the SEC, Morrison was an attorney with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin for 10 years. The last 5 she was a partner. While there she handled private securities defense, internal corporate investments, business litigation and matters related to the SEC.


A native of Brooklyn, New York, Helane Morrison has a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkley law school. She also served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and U.S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner. She’s a member of the American Bar Association and a board member of the Regional Parks Foundation. Morrison has developed a reputation for hard work and a commitment to the clients she represents whether in private practice and while at the SEC.


He work with Hall Capital Partners has been exemplary and has led to her receiving several promotions and earning the trust of her superiors at the company.