Have you heard of the arguments that it is impossible for individuals not to compromise their integrity throughout the entire lifetime? That seems to be the reality because many have tried and have not managed to make it to the end. It is undisputable that many people yearn to do what is right as everyone understands its importance. It however takes a very strong character for individuals to maintain their integrity regardless so many fertile grounds to compromise it.
The situation is made worse when it comes to business and especially when money is involved. The finance industry has witnessed its reputation being tainted over the years and especially since the turn of the millennium. It is therefore not easy for a person of integrity to thrive in such an environment without falling into the enticements to compromise the integrity.
In my lifetime, I have known many people but I am yet to come across a person like Helane Morrison. She is that person who is ready to fight not to compromise her integrity and that of wherever she is. She has remained to be counted among the few men and women of integrity this far and she is still fighting on. She began her career as a journalist before working for the government. She has been consistent in her prevention of corruption and her fight to protect the vulnerable. She has worked to prevent corruption and in the process she has brought a revolution in the finance industry. She is very determined, powerful and very influential and many will remember her long after she is gone because of her impact in the industry she has been for more than thirty years now.
Who is Helane Morrison?
Helane Morrison is a lawyer and the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Hall Capital Partners where she is also a member of the executive committee. Helane joined the firm in 2007 and before then, she was the head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at its San Francisco Office from 1999-2007. Here, she was responsible for securities enforcement, regulatory matters and litigation in Northern California and in five Northwest States. Helane also headed the enforcement at the San Francisco SEC office from 1996-1999.
Prior to that, Morrison was a legal practitioner at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, a law in San Francisco, from 1986-1996. She became a partner in the law firm in 1991.