Attorney Helane Morrison was promoted to office administrator of the San Franciso Securities and Exchange Commission in 1999. She had served for three years as director of enforcement programs the SEC. Upon her appointment, she continued to aggressively seek out crime and corruption in the financial sector.
She took over for her predecessor David Bayless who had served in the position for five years. Helane Morrison supervised the investigation of the company Dean Witter and California Micro Devices. Before working for the SEC she had defended those individuals that were sued by the entity.
Before her stint at the SEC, Helane Morrison represented her clients through the law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin.
Her long and notable career has led her to pursue and prosecute those that would take advantage of vulnerable individuals and hold them accountable for their actions. After the stock market loss in the 1980s, she saw the corruption and schemes and set out to do her best to prevent others from being taken advantage of. Even though the market slump was decades ago, the market has never really recovered from the widespread illegal activities and schemes that were designed to take money from potential investors and in particular the elderly. Helane Morrison is a name that corrupt bankers and investors fear because they know that sooner or later she will catch them and hold them accountable for their actions.