Yes—Ben Kwan’s skills as a trial lawyer for employees and a former television news anchor are rooted in an innate ability to share a compelling story—but none of that would be possible without a deep commitment to listening and empathy. Ben brings these essential skills to his mediation practice where understanding fundamental interests and communicating clearly are the helpful tools parties can rely on to resolve workplace differences on their own terms, whether during litigation or long before a legal dispute is even contemplated. 

As a Partner and Founder of Haller Kwan LLP, Ben primarily represents employees who have been treated illegally in the workplace. Through his full-time practice, Ben sees time and again—with the benefit of hindsight—opportunities where a facilitated mediation by a third-party neutral may have saved both sides so much: time, money, emotional angst, reputations, and yes, even legal liability. It is with this “behind the curtain” view that Ben helps parties to workplace disputes find agreement and a mutual path forward, whatever that may look like.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Ben served as the Note & Comment Editor of the UST Law Journal. He served five years (including one as President) on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He also serves on the board of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Council.

Practice Areas | Employment Law, Civil Litigation