The compliance officer profession is relatively new. But even so, it is still one of the most important functions of a company. The work of a compliance officer is to ensure that companies do what is required of them by the law. Also, they ensure that employee comply, fully, with the company policies. To summarize their job in one sentence, they ensure that the company runs without any hiccups.
Among the list of the best compliance officers is Helane Morrison. She is honored for being one of the best compliance officers and lawyers. On top of that, she is a businesswoman.
About Helane Morrison
Helane Morrison was born and raised in New York. She attended Northwood University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Journalism. She furthered her studies in the University Of California School Of Law which is based in Berkeley. At the university, she was a big contributor to the California Law review. She served as the editor in chief. In the year 1984, she graduated with her Juris Doctor and three years on, the state bar accepted her.
Morrison’s career began the same year she graduated the University of California. Her first job was at the United States Courts of Appeal for The Seventh Circuit where she worked as a law clerk for Richard Posner. A year later, she left the court of appeal and started working at the United States Supreme Court where she was the law clerk for harry Blackmun.
In the year1986, Morrison left the Supreme Court and joined the San Francisco based law firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, as an associate. Half a decade later, she was made a partner and in the year 1996, she left the company. In the same year she joined the US Securities Exchange Commission. She was in charge of enforcing the body’s activities in San Francisco Regional Office, known as San Francisco’s District Office at the time. The years later she was promoted to be the district administrator, in charge of the whole region. Later on, her title changed to regional director.
Her decorated education and career background earned her a seat at Hall Capital, LLC. She joined this mogul advisory firm in the year 2007 and has been serving as the Chief compliance officer since then. She is also a senior counsel and seats on the board of executive committee, acting as a managing director.