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.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2013||10/08/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Medal of Excellence||American Bankruptcy Institute||2013|
|Managing Partner||Haller Kwan LLP||2017 - Present|
|Attorney||Halunen Law||2015 - 2017|
|Associate||Winthrop & Weinstine||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)||Member||2015 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law||Governing Council Member||2017 - 2019|
|Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)||Vice President, Special Events||2017 - 2018|
|Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association||President||2016 - 2017|
|Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association||President-Elect||2015 - 2016|
|Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Vice President||2014 - 2015|
|Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Representing the Ongoing Business - Minnesota Business Law Series, MN CLE||Employment Law: A Primer||2017|
|Minnesota Lawyer||Kevin D. McCary—phantom mentor no more||2016|
|Minnesota Lawyer||‘Korematsu’: Unbinding the binding authority||2015|
|Minnesota Lawyer||Volunteers needed who ‘look like’ student debaters||2014|
|Minnesota Lawyer||Share your stories — they matter||2014|
|University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Northwestern University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|Stinson Scholars Reception||Featured Speaker on Diversity and Inclusion||2017|
|Affinity Bar Student Jobs Symposium||Moderator, Panel on Diversity and Inclusion in the Law Profession||2017|
|Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Conference||Intersectionality in the Practice of Law - Elimination of Bias||2016|
|How to Succeed in Your Summer Job||Law School Summer Job Success||2016|
|Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court||Issues in Employment Law for Transgender Minnesotans||2016|
|Open Doors||Diversity in the Profession||2015|
|Open Doors||Diversity in the Profession||2014|
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