Helane Morrison serves as Hall Capital Partners’ Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. She is also a part of the firm’s executive committee. Before joining Hall Capital Partners, she was in charge of the San Francisco SEC office. While serving as Director and the District Administrator prior to working at the SEC, Helane Morrison was involved in regulatory matters, securities enforcement and litigation. She was also head of the local SEC office in San Francisco for four years from 1996 to 1999 as well as representing it in legal and business communities.
Before joining the SEC, Helane Morrison was a member of the Howard, Rice Nemerovski, Canady Falk and Rabkin law firm in San Francisco for ten years from 1986 to 1996. She was eventually elevated to a partner of the firm in 1991. She mainly focused on amtters pertaining to private securities actions and SEC. Prior to entering private practice, Helane Morrison worked as Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s and Richard Posner’s law clerkfrom for two years from 1984 to 1986. She is currently serving on the Board of Regional Parks Foundation and the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. Helane Morrison is a periodic speaker on topics pertaining to compliance, legal issues affecting investment advisers and private funds. Helane has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as a J.D.from Northwestern University and Berkeley School of Law respectively. While studying at the University of California, she served as the Editor-in-Chief for the California Law Review.