Helane Morrison is regarded as one of the most accomplished female attorneys in San Francisco. She has spent her career serving the Securities and Exchange Commission and various private law companies in the area. Morrison holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Northwestern University. She studied law at the University of California, Berkeley and was the California Law Review’s editor-in-chief. The attorney was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1984 and later admitted to the State Bar of California 1987. Her career at the SEC started in 1996, and she held various positions at the institution. Helena’s services at the organization were outstanding, and she was assigned top positions at the San Francisco District office. She served as the head of the enforcement department and was involved in of a couple of important investigations. Her activities uncovered wrongdoings in companies such as New York’s Republic Securities, NextCard, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, HBO, Dean Witter, and Google.
Morrison was also the San Francisco District’s chief and held the office until 2007. As the head of a district, she controlled the enforcement and examination undertakings in areas such as North Nevada, North California, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Washington. She reported to the Pacific Regional Offices, which is currently based in Los Angeles. Helane Morrison succeeded the office from David Bayles who quit after being offered a job at the Morrison & Foerster law company.
The achievements of the attorney at the SEC have been reached by very few ladies. Other women who have served as chiefs of the commission are Mary Keefe, Valerie Capron, and Carmen Lawrence. She offered excellent services as administrator of San Francisco District and ensured that the people of the area had sufficient information on securities. Helane was a representative of the SEC in various undertakings, and they include legal issues, financial groups, government institutions, and business transactions.
The private practice of the lawyer was also successful. She worked for the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, which is located in San-Francisco. Morison got a job at the firm in 1986 and worked for it until 1996. She was named as a partner in 1991. Her roles at the law company included serving as an attorney in corporate lawsuits, SEC related court files, private corporate investigations, and securities. She also offered legal services to intermediaries and traders who were in arbitrations. Morrison got a job at the Hall Capital Partners after retiring from the SEC.