First, Helane Morrison worked as a law clerk to Harry A. Blackmun and Hon. Richard Posner of the court of Appeals. Eventually, however, she moved up in the law world.
She went on the practice law at Howard, Rice, Nemorovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin from 1986-1996. In this span, she was eventually promoted to partner in 1991. While practicing, she was involved in business litigation, defense of private securities, internal corporate investigations and SEC matters. She had a look at the legal world and how it related to regulating major firms and the financial industry.
Eventually, in 1997, she moved on the work at the SEC. For nearly ten years, Morrison was the head of the San Francisco Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In this position, she worked again on litigation matters and regulatory compliance practices throughout the region. This time, however, she worked from a more business-centric perspective than when she worked at the law firm.
She represents the SEC on legal issues and business relations. During her time, she dealt with fraud cases with executives at major companies such as Google, Hewlett-Packard, NextCard Inc, and HBO. One of her major achievements was exposing the fraud and false securities practices of an insurance company that served over 50,000 military personnel.
In 2007, Morrison moved on to Hall Capital as one of the company’s Executive Committee members. She currently holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer of one of the largest advisory firms in San Francisco.
Throughout her career, she has learned how individuals in the United States have lost faith in the workings of the financial industry. They have felt scammed out of their money every since the economic downturn of 2008. As a result, they moved their money away from the industry and into their own hands.
Morrison is working to gain back the trust of the people. She is trying her hardest to examine and investigate all firms and operations that she advises her clients to use. She makes sure there are no malpractices going on and that the firm truly is most interested in clients.
Overall, Helane Morrison is most concerned for her clients and how they feel about the financial industry.