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Benjamin Kwan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Haller Kwan LLP
323 N Washington Ave, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-206-3761
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Employment law attorney Benjamin Kwan is a managing partner at the law firm of Haller Kwan LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a specialized focus on wrongful termination and sexual harassment cases, he handles cases linked to:

  • Disabled workers and accommodations
  • Discrimination and retaliation at work
  • Family and Medical Leave Act protections
  • Hostile work environments
  • Noncompetes and other contracts
  • Severance negotiations
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Workers’ compensation retaliation

Clients across Minneapolis and the surrounding region have repeatedly relied on Mr. Kwan’s compassionate advocacy and persuasive storytelling abilities ingrained from his past experience as a news anchor and reporter. To ensure his clients achieve their goals, he takes a personal interest in their cases and spends more time with them explaining the process, proactively making an additional phone call or sending a detailed email.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in journalism and Asian and Middle East studies concentrating on Chinese at Northwestern University, Mr. Kwan obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, featuring on the dean’s list for his top grades. He was the editor of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal’s note and comment section. Upon gaining invaluable experience working for a couple of well-known law firms in Minnesota, he co-founded Haller Kwan LLP to serve employees with insightful legal guidance and staunch defense.

A frequent practician before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and all state courts in Minnesota, Mr. Kwan serves as the co-chair of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Committee, a former at-large board member of the Federal Bar Association’s Minnesota Chapter, and past member of the governing council of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Minnesota Chapter and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Kwan has a score of 10 out of 10 on Avvo, reflecting his continuous commitment and dedicated work for his clients. In addition to writing articles on various topics for Minnesota Lawyer and other journals, he has facilitated and lectured at several conferences and workshops.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

About Benjamin Kwan

First Admitted: 2013, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.hallerkwan.com/minneapolis-employment-attorney-b...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Review Article on the False Claims Act. Citation: 10 U. St. Thomas L.J. 859 (2013)
  • Panelist, Open Doors Program, Federal Bar Association, May 2014
  • Panelist, Open Doors Program, Federal Bar Association, April and May 2015
  • Presenter, Issues in Employment Law for Transgender Minnesotans, Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court, November 2016
  • Moderator, Affinity Bars Law Student Jobs Symposium, March 2017 
  • Featured Speaker, Stinson Leonard Street Diversity Scholars Reception, April 2017 
  • Speaker, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Gala, September 2017 
  • Panelist, "On the Path to Lawyer Well-Being," MSBA New Lawyer Leadership Conference, November 2017
  • Faculty, "Three Steps to Becoming a Better Litigator—Start at the Beginning: Intake, Interviews, Initiating Suit," Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, February 27, 2018
  • Share Your Stories—They Matter, Minnesota Lawyer, June 16, 2014
  • Volunteers Needed Who ‘Look Like’ Student Debaters, Minnesota Lawyer, October 30, 2014, https://minnlawyer.com/2014/10/30/bricolage-volunteers-needed-who-look-like-student-debaters/
  • 'Korematsu': Unbinding the Binding Authority, Minnesota Lawyer, September 28, 2015 , https://minnlawyer.com/2015/09/28/bricolage-korematsu-unbinding-the-binding-authority/
  • Kevin D. McCarry--Phantom Mentor No More, Minnesota Lawyer, February 22, 2016, https://minnlawyer.com/2016/02/25/kevin-d-mccary-phantom-mentor-no-more/
  • Employment Law: A Primer, Representing the Ongoing Business - Minnesota Business Law Series, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, February 2017 
  • The Minnesota legal fight that changed the course of the gay rights movement, Minnesota Lawyer, August 3, 2018, https://minnlawyer.com/2018/08/03/the-minnesota-legal-fight-that-changed-the-course-of-the-gay-rights-movement/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Presidentof the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association for 2016-2017
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Associationl
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Governing Council Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section (2017-2021) 
  • At-Large Board Member, Minnesota Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2019-2020, with service on board since 2017)
  • Co-Chair, Judicial Selection Committee, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (‘19-’21; former Board member, including President, 2013-2018)
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota

Educational Background

  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, B.S. Journalism and Asian and Middle East Studies (China Concentration)  , 2005
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Office Location for Benjamin Kwan

323 N Washington Ave
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-206-3761

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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