Staff Spotlight – Ben Hase

Attorney Ben Hase joined MSEC’s Employment Law Services department in June of 2015. In this role, he counsels and represents members in all things relating to employment law, including wage issues, benefits, discrimination, and unemployment.

Before joining MSEC, Ben worked in private practice and later for the State of Colorado, where he managed investigation, mediation, and training units in southern Colorado and on the Western Slope. He received his law degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and his bachelor’s in History and Political Science from the University of Denver.

Why work for MSEC? “First and foremost, Employers Council attorneys solve problems,” Ben says. “My past work taught me that once a claim or lawsuit is filed, the problem-solving stage is over. At that point, all that matters is whether compensation is owed for some alleged wrongdoing.”

MSEC is different, Ben says, because of its emphasis on helping members take the right steps before problems spiral out of control.

Ben was born in a small community hospital just outside of Ingolstadt, Germany, in the heart of Bavaria and just up Autobahn A9 from Munich. His hometown is headquarters to Audi AG and a high-tech center that some of Europe’s biggest electronics retailers also call home. Ben came to Denver when he was nine years old and has spent most of his time in Colorado’s capitol city.

Ben uses his legal skills to give back to the community whenever possible. He recently helped a pro bono client manage a domestic abuse situation, something he’s familiar with from his days with the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Ben spends his spare time with his family. On those rare occasions when he is flying solo, he answers to the siren call of the internal combustion engine. If you’re fast enough to keep up, you’ll find him on Colorado’s mountain roads exploring the back country in a truck, hunched over the handlebars of a motorcycle, or behind the wheel of a sports car.