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Helane Morrison Proves Gender is a Non-issue in the Male Dominated Compliance Sector

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Today, as markets continue to become more liberalized and free from government control, the role of compliance officers only gets more important. According to me, compliance officers need to be empowered to be able to adequately keep order and ensure ethical business practices. As I look at the wonderful work done by compliance officer Helane Morrison at the San Francisco based SEC, I cannot help but feel awed by the true power of a woman.

Need for Ethical Compliance Officers

After the 2007/2008 economic recession that was caused by unregulated markets driven by selfish interests, my appreciation for strict officers like Morrison grew tenfold. The talented lawyer accepted a position at the SEC after she was plucked from private practice. Her unique background in law and journalism allowed her to investigate and prosecute unscrupulous individuals guilty of fraud and other malpractices.

In addition, she had previously defended individuals accused of various malpractices by the SEC. This gave her enough experience and qualification to take on the role of regulation and compliance. She was able to bring down executives from major conglomerates like NextCard Inc, Google, HBO and Hewllet Packard. She also protected senior citizens from fraudulent activities, fought against market manipulation as well as insider trading.

At Hall Capital Partners, Morrison is currently the company’s Chief Compliance Officer and runs a team of highly professional individuals. Furthermore, she sits on several boards most notably Regional Parks Foundation.

About Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison is widely seen as the beacon of hope for strong women everywhere. Today we surely need women of character and strict ethics who can challenge men in their own fields. Helane Morrison is a respected lawyer working for Hall Capital Partners LLC. She is a senior counsel, Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer for the privately held firm. Prior to joining Hall Capital Partners, Morrison was the Regional Director of the United States SEC office in San Francisco.

Morrison holds degrees in Journalism and Law from Northwestern University and Berkeley School of Law respectively. After law school, she secured a law clerk job for judges Richard A. Posner (Appellate Judge) and Harry A. Blackmun (Supreme Court). In 1986, she joined a law firm from San Francisco called Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. In 1991, her position at the firm was elevated to partner. She stayed at the firm until 1996 when she joined the SEC in San Francisco as its Head of Enforcement.

Charles Koch Starts A Nonprofit Making Organization

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Charles Koch is the founder of a powerful political organization in the United States. Since its formation, the political machine has been very successful, and it’s evident that in the 2016 elections, the network might be able to stop the Trump. The political network is managed by famous billionaire Charles Koch and his brother, David Koch. Just recently, the Koch networked announced its intentions to launch a non-profit organization that will be able to address important and deep-rooted social issues and at the same time revitalize the society.

The new wing will be known as Stand Together, and at the moment, it is still at the initial stages. The wing intends to raise $15 million funds this year, and this has been confirmed by important officials from the Koch network. Officials from Stand Together believe that they will able to strengthen the fabric of the American Society.

According to Evans Feinberg, the executive director of the Stand Together, the nonprofit making organization will ensure that they make all the difference in the lives of American citizens. Stand Together will not venture into veering policy fights, but it will instead focus its efforts to partnering with the private organizations that mainly address social issues in the society like gang violence and high recidivism.

The Koch network under his leader and Associates intend to work extremely hard to make sure that the new wing works smoothly. The new wing will be participating in their new activities this coming week. A site will be launched representing the network. In the website, they will share all the future plans of the wing.

Stand Together will be coming together with important individuals like Bob Woodson especially during its first activities. Woodson is known to many as a prominent conservative and president of Neighborhood Enterprise. The launch of the new wing has come when the Koch network has used millions of dollars to different programs that mainly focus on helping the poor people in the American society.

The greatest supporters for Charles Koch, Americans for Prosperity will be giving classes to the American citizens in a way of supporting Charles Koch campaigns. The Libre Initiative are also giving Americans free holidays to Latinos. Charles favors himself a classical libertarian.

The Koch network has also received a lot of criticism of from people. Audit reports from the political machine show some serious irregularities performed every now and then. The network has been extravagant in its spendings.

Check out the original VanityFair article here.