Helane Morrison is an American business woman who is most famously known for being the former director of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Morrison is widely applauded for her integrity and ethical standards held throughout her career in the cut-throat cooperate world. She began her career at SEC in August of 1999 where she worked as a regional director doing commission’s enforcement and examination programs for specific regions. During her time in SEC, the office doubled in size, as well as became a regional office. She was highly recognized for her achievements and successes throughout her time in the SEC regional office.
Some of Morrison’s largest accomplishments during her time as director of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were updating stock options that were backdated, bringing them up to current times. Fighting against financial fraud cases against top executive companies such as HBO, and cases involving mutual funds and investment advisors. Through all of her accomplishments, she kept her ethics close to her side and handled every case with the utmost dignity.
Washington released a press conference on October 18, 2007, discussing Morrison’s leaving of the commission. She went on to become General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and a Principal at Hall Capital Partners, LLC according to Hall Capital.
Like stated previously, Helane Morrison was no secret to the cooperate world, she understands how people worked and knew how to get the answers she needed. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended Northwestern University for journalism. Many believe that is where she received her investigating ability! After Northwestern University she went to Berkeley School of Law where she earned her Juris Society in 1984. She then went on to be accepted to the State Bar of California in 1987.