Exposing the Bad, Helping the Good: Helane Morrison’s Climbing to the Top

When the economy suffered it’s global economic crisis in 2007, he business industry was shown for what they really were, corrupt. Many people couldn’t believe the chaos that was going on around them. As the economy they knew came crashing down, people didn’t know who to trust with their money anymore. All faith was lost in Wall Street, particularly the banks. Many people wondered if these businesses could commit fraud and lie for so many years, what would they do with your money?

Nine years later, not much trust has been gained back by Wall Street. Still to this day many people have little to no trust in Wall Street. People now days know there is no guarantee your investments will be safe. You need to conduct research and educate yourself in your investments, but some find that the right information is just not out there. This may be when you decide to hire a broker, someone who buys and sells your assets for you. The negative to this is when you hire brokers, you run the risk of having your investments exploited by not so trustworthy brokers. In essence, someone needs to be watching over and making sure both parties are following security laws and trading regulations. That is where Helane Morrison comes in to play.

Helane Morrison is a self-made pioneer from Brooklyn who’s quickly changing the face of finance. Morrison completed her Bachelors degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. After that, she moved west to continue her education at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Here, she went on to complete her Juris Doctor degree. After being admitted to practice, Morrison gained excellent experience working as a law clerk at the US Court of Appeals for the 7th circuit. 

In 1986 she moved to the law office of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk, and Rabkin. She worked a long, awarding ten years in business litigation and defense of private securities. They went on to make her a full partner in 1991. With her team, Morrison successfully supervised many major investigations on corrupt traders. She was the first woman to be appointed to the position of Regional Director at the SEC on San Francisco. Morrison went on to thirty more years of experience with different companies, and she’s still going strong today. It’s no wonder she was named the Most Influential Woman in the Bay Area Business and Public Sector on four different occasions. 

You can learn more about Morrison’s accomplishments on her Bloomberg page or by checking out her LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helane-morrison-739aa1110