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Local SEC Chief Goes In-House

Publication Date: 
October 19, 2007
Source: 
The Recorder
Author: 
Zusha Elinson

Professor Kenneth Scott is quoted in The Recorder about Helane Morrison, former director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's San Francisco office, who joined investment advisory firm Hall Capital Partners as general counsel:

Lawyers in the Bay Area say Morrison also was highly sought by law firms. That's not without good reason, said Kenneth Scott, a professor emeritus of securities law at Stanford Law School. He pointed to the performance and prominence of her office.

"My impression is that they've had a pretty good record," Scott said. "They really came into the spotlight with the whole stock options backdating issue, along with the U.S. attorney's office ­ they took a leading role in national terms.

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