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About Benjamin

In or out of the courtroom, my ability to share a compelling story is a skill I use to advocate for clients facing problems with a former or current employer. Prior to law school I hones those skills as a television news anchor and reporter with CBS and FOX affiliates in Michigan and worked with a South African national news network in Cape Town and Johannesburg. At my law firm, Haller Kwan LLP, I represent employees who have been treated illegally in the workplace. My empathy for workers was nurtured from an early age. My father is an immigrant from China. He arrived with the proverbial 'nothing but the clothes on his back.' To him, work was the only path to a better life and – quite frankly – dignity. To this day, my father serves as a role model for my advocacy. I work hard to put my clients first, and at ease. To me, it's personal. Spending extra time to ensure a client understands the legal process, making the additional phone call or sending the detailed email, are all part my commitment to help my clients reclaim their dignity and move forward with their lives. I am the President on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and maintain close ties to the Twin Cities media community socially and as a contributing columnist at Minnesota Lawyer. And, from time to time, if you're lucky, you'll find me slinging chop suey at my family's Chinese restaurant in Eden Prairie.

work Experience

Associate
Winthrop & Weinstine
Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2015
None

Attorney
Halunen Law
Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2017
None

Managing Partner
Haller Kwan LLP
Jan. 1, 2017 - Current
None

school Education

Northwestern University
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 2005

University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2013

bookmark Awards

Medal of Excellence
American Bankruptcy Institute
2013

group Associations

Member
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2010 - 2013

Secretary
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2013 - 2014

Vice President
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2014 - 2015

President-Elect
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2015 - 2016

President
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
2016 - 2017

Vice President, Special Events
Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)
2017 - 2018

Governing Council Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law
2017 - 2018

Member
National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
2015 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Share your stories — they matter
Minnesota Lawyer
Volunteers needed who 'look like' student debaters
Minnesota Lawyer
'Korematsu': Unbinding the binding authority
Minnesota Lawyer

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