Hall Capital Partners CCO Heleane Morrison Is Committed To Justice And Fair Play

Since 2007, Helane Morrison has been the chief compliance officer and general counsel for Hall Capital Partners. The San Francisco based company manages assets in excess of $24 billion for some of America’s wealthiest families. Morrison has proven to be a great addition to Hall Capital’s all-female staff. She came to the company after having spent 10 years in private practice and 11 years with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That has proven to be the ideal training for the role of making sure the company follows all federal and SEC rules she now plays at Hall Capital.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Morrison attended Northwestern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and got her juris doctor. Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review while at UC Berkley, Helane Morrison went on to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun and U.S. Appeals Court judge Richard Posen. She then spent 10 years practicing law with the San Francisco law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. The last 5 as a partner.


In 1996 Helane Morrison was hired by the SEC to run their San Francisco district office. Three years later, she was promoted and became the first woman to be named regional director. She was put in charge of Northern California and an area that encompassed 5 Northwestern states. In that position she led financial fraud investigations into top executives of Fortune 500 companies, uncovered the sale to military personnel of fraudulent securities, exposed auditors of major companies illegally destroying audit papers, helped eradicate insider trading, highlighted online trading websites potential dangers and defended senior citizen that were the victim of fraud.


After 11 years at the SEC Helane Morrison left to become Hall Capital Partners‘ chief compliance officer and general counsel. Morrison’s excellent work led to her promotion to general manager and being named to the company’s executive committee. Morrison’s legal background has helped her to ensure all of Hall Capital’s actions fully comply with all applicable laws and avoid mistakes that could make them run afoul of SEC mandates. Her work with the company has help to engender consumer confidence in the company and helped them avoid even the appearance of impropriety.


Morrison participated in the 2012 Private Fund Compliance Forum and has consistently spoken out against corporate gouging and financial deception.

Chief Compliance Officer Helane Morrison’s Career Breaks Ground For Women In Finance and Law

One of the most valuable attributes a professional can have is honesty and a penchant for telling the truth. When the public puts its trust in an individual, an institution or a profession it is critical that that trust not be violated. In recent history, the world has had a front row seat to what can occur when individuals and indeed entire groups of institutions do not treat the public’s trust with the care that it deserves. One need look no further than the financial crisis and the related actions of the financial services industry. Despite the difficulties that have confronted the financial services sector in recent years Helane Morrison stands apart as a trustworthy leader in the world of finance. 

Helane Morrison is part of the senior leadership team of the San Francisco-based investment advisory organization Hall Capital Partners LLC. Before Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners LLC she began her professional journey as an undergraduate at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Morrison graduated from Northwestern with a degree in journalism. In the years after her undergraduate studies Morrison would go on to pursue a juris doctor at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. She would go on to work as an attorney for the Bay-Area firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. After spending a decade with Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Morrison went on to land a career defining role as a Regional Director with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). She spent her time at the SEC fighting for the rights of consumers and conducting investigations that exposed corporate corruption. 

After spending over a decade leading anti-corruption efforts at the SEC, Morrison decided to take on another professional challenge. She joined the senior leadership team of the investment advisory firm Hall Capital Partners LLC. Today she serves on the company’s Executive Committee. Her other roles at the company include: leading the firm’s compliance efforts and working as its General Counsel and Managing Director. Morrison is one-third of Hall Capital Partners LLC’s all-woman senior leadership. Her counterparts include Chief Executive Officer Kathryn A. Hall and President Sarah E. Stein. Hall Capital Partners LLC stood out to Morrison for its emphasis on integrity and collaboration.

Learn more about Helane’s professional background on Crunchbase or connect with her on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helane-morrison-739aa1110