Helane Morrison: A Great Role Model For the 21st Century

I think Helane Morrison is one of the greatest female voices in the American financial industry today. In a world where over-sexualized women like Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian get all the buzz, it is refreshing to see a strong role model like Helane Morrison who can teach today’s girls the value education and hard work.

In this short article, I will take a look at how Morrison got to this position of power. I hope to inspire all young girls reading this article to follow in her footsteps towards leading a virtuous, successful, and powerful life.

Morrison was born in Brooklyn, NY, and began her studies in journalism at Northwestern University. After graduating with a B.S. in journalism, Morrison enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 1984.

Morrison first worked as a law clerk for Richard Posen in the US Court of Appeals in the Seventh District. In 1987, she passed the California bar. She also worked with such legal luminaries as Harry Blackmun in the US Supreme Court for a short period of time.

Eventually, Morrison moved to work with San Francisco’s Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm for a few years.

One of the most important moments in Morrison’s career came when she joined the SEC. She eventually became the very first woman to be promoted to the role of a District’s Chief in 1999.

Morrison’s actions during her time at the SEC, I believe, show her passion for pursuing corruption at the very top of the business world. During her time here, she took some bold legal actions against financial fraud at famous companies like HBO & Co., and even against the General Counsel of Google, Inc.

Today, people can find Morrison happily working at Hall Capital Partners LLC where she serves as Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer.

One of the reasons why Morrison joined Hall Capital is, I believe, quite telling. She believes the culture of diversity that Hall Capital emphasizes has made it into one of the greatest money managing companies in the Bay Area.

With three women at the helm of the company, Morrison is happy to be a part of breaking down gender stereotypes. She hopes that the work of diverse management at Hall Capital will re-define the image of corporate America for the 21st century.