A Hero Stands Amid Corruption and Mistrust

The stock market crisis of 2007 – 2008 had caused a great amount of distrust among citizens of the United States. A massive amount of fraud and corruption that had been uncovered cause markets all over the world the decline. The effects of this chain of events can be felt to this day. The feeling of distrust is still strong among the vast amount of Americans. A recent poll found that only around twenty-eight percent of investors and Wall Street professionals thought that the economy was headed in the right direction. It is clear to see that the economy has not completely recovered and though reservations are common, there are still a select few that integrate integrity into their both their personal and work lives. Helane Morrison is one such person.

Helane Morrison is dedicated to ensuring that corruption and financial sector failures due to illegal activities stay to a minimum. She is fearless and impossible to intimidate. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Helane Morrison received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Illinois. She became editor in chief of the law review at her college. She then worked as a law clerk for the US court of appeals in the seventh district. Morrison later began working for Supreme Court justice, Harry A. Blackmun. In 1986, she began working for the law firm Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Faulk, and Rabkin. She worked there for over a decade mostly on securities fraud and other crimes related to the financial sector. She was selected by the United States government to head the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

Helane Morrison was given complete power to protect private citizens and corporate entities from fraud. In her eleven years with the Securities and Exchange, Helane was able to make an impressive impact and was able to successfully prosecute top executives with very large corporations that were thought to be impossible to touch using the law. She also championed those in the military that were victims of insurance fraud and the elderly that were vulnerable to unscrupulous investing practices. In her lifetime Helane Morrison had made and incredible impact on corruption and illegal practices that take advantage of unknowing citizens and companies. Her hard work earned her the title of Head of Commission and Regional Director, making her the first woman in history to hold that position.

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