Compliance officers play an important part in the corporate world. Their opinions play a role in decisions made by corporations. Helane Morrison has become a leader in this male dominated field. She has worked a range of jobs from a position at the SEC to a journalist. Her goal has been to help the public regain confidence in the finance industry and fight corruption.
An economic crisis in 2007 revealed widespread corruption within the finance industry. Falsified records and fraud were just some of the issues exposed. Institutions that people once trusted were shown to be ripping them off or closing. Confidence in investing went down dramatically. Helane Morrison currently works with Hall Capital and her main goal is to help people regain confidence in the finance industry. She is the general counsel, chief compliance officer, and manager director there. She is in a position to influence how people feel about the finance industry and her reputation of ethics exceeds her.
Helane Morrison has been the head of the SEC for the Northwest Office and worked for the SEC from 1999 to 2007. In this position, she covered compliance issues for northern California and five other states. Before that, she worked for a private law firm where she was made partner. Prior to that, she worked as clerks to two Federal judges. She has been a journalist. Her goal has always remained the same: to fight corruption within the industry. As a compliance officer, Helane Morrison is able to ensure that businesses follow regulations.