Helane Morrison went to the Northwestern University and received a degree in journalism. Helane Morrison also went to the University of California to study law where she received her Juris Doctor degree in the early 1980’s. Helane Morrison had also started her career at the University of California, working as the editor-in-chief. Helane Morrison passed the State Bar of California in the late 1980’s.
Helane Morrison’s law career started in 1984 when she started to work for various companies. Helane Morrison joined the SEC in 1996 working as the manager of regional enforcement activities. In 1999, she received a promotion to the administrator of the SEC. She was responsible for many aspects of the SEC.
The staff at the SEC audits various companies throughout Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and northern Nevada. SEC investigates all of the books and records that the company keeps to discourage and prevent them from stealing from investors. If they find out that a company has stolen from an investor, they’ll investigate further and sue the company responsible.
Helane Morrison has greatly helped SEC throughout the years of her career. When she was a lawyer, she represented businesses that were sued by the SEC. Since Helane Morrison joined the SEC, she had managed various investigations by the SEC and she has helped by making sure that the lawsuits were fair.
At the end of October 2007, Helane Morrison left the SEC to become the Principal at Hall Capital Partners. When she was working for the SEC, the office expanded its workers and became a regional office. Helane Morrison always helped investors by making sure that the businesses followed their guidelines.
Some of the high profile cases that she worked on during her time with the SEC include:
- Exposing and stopping financial fraud at Fortune 500 companies
- Stopping the unlawful sale of fake security to military personnel
- Exposing companies that have illegally disposed of audit papers
- Defending senior citizens who have been the victim of financial fraud
Along with Helane Morrison’s help in these cases, she also helped her colleagues back at the office. Helane Morrison always supported her colleagues at SEC and helped them when they needed it. SEC greatly benefited from Helane Morrison’s hard work.