Helane Morrison is a renowned career woman who presently works for the SEC. She was hired by the organization in 1996 and has been serving as the director of the enforcement plan for the three years at the San Francisco office. Her hard work was recognized by the SEC and its chairperson, Arthur Levitt, recently announced that she had been promoted to be the chief of the San Francisco district.
The administration office that Morrison currently hold makes her in charge of the enforcement and examinations operations of that occur within the areas that are under the authority of the San Francisco office. Its jurisdiction covers Oregon, Washington, North California, North Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. The district that Helane heads is part of the Pacific Region, which is managed from Los Angeles. David Bayless was the chief of the San Francisco office, and he served it for five years before leaving to take a job at the Morrison & Foerster law company.
Some of the achievements that Helane has made at the SEC include being the head of various investigations that led to legal action against top organizations such as Dean Witter, California Micro Device’s auditor, and the Republic Securities of New York. Morrison was an outstanding attorney before the SEC hired her and her specialization was in offering representation to various organizations and individual who had been sued by the institution. Her legal services were also sought after by specialists who were holding investigations for the SE and companies that were litigated with securities-related class action cases. Helane was a lawyer at arbitration’s, and she defended trading corporations and brokers who had been sued by clients. She also served as a partner of the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm, which runs it operations from San Francisco.
Morrios is currently 46, and she has managed to be one of the women that have ever been administrators at the SEC. Other female attorneys who have accomplished this are Carmen Lawrence of New York, Valerie Caproni of Los Angeles, and Mary Keefe, which is the head of the Chicago district. According to Helane, the San Francisco office has increased its staff from 30 to 60 due to the increase in workload at the examination and enforcement department. The role of the inquiry unit is to analyze information on the mutual funds, investment counselors, and brokerage firms’ books and give a report to the enforcement department.