Bicvan Brown Tressler LLP

Brown, Bicvan Partner

Brown, Bicvan Partner

Practice Focus

Bicvan is a partner in Tressler's Irvine, California office and Chair of the firm’s national Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice in all aspects of general litigation and employment matters, including trials, arbitrations and mediations. Bicvan defends defendants and employers while providing advice and counsel against claims such as injury claims, wage and hour (individual and class actions), PAGA, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and whistleblowing. She defends employers before state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, California Labor Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She is fluent in Vietnamese and Spanish, and she provides advice about as well as translates workplace policies, employee handbooks and agreements. Bicvan regularly speaks at seminars with the purpose of helping employers and their insurers regarding best practices to minimize risk in California.       

Bicvan also has a general liability practice in personal injury, ADA, post-foreclosure evictions, housing discrimination, catastrophic injuries, and mass toxic torts.  

Bicvan prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of an individual supervisor sued for age-based harassment, disability-based harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and she obtained a dismissal on behalf of a company sued for negligent supervision and retention. 

Bicvan started her general liability practice in 1999 in a mass toxic torts action, using her Spanish language abilities. Since then, she has also defended Fortune 500 companies in catastrophic injury and personal injury matters, and she has and continues to defend insurers in subrogation actions. She obtained a defense verdict in her most recent subrogation trial.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Asian Business Association of Orange County, Member
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California, President 2023-2026
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Emerging Insurance Professionals, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), Member
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Section Leader 2022-2024
  • National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys, Member


Recent Articles and Blogs

"Breaking News: Immediate Relief for Employers – PAGA Reform Signed into Law," Tressler Employment Law Blog, July 2, 2024

"Breaking News: PAGA Reform Announced," Tressler Employment Law Blog, June 26, 2024

"California Employers Beware: California Supreme Court’s New Meaning of “Disclose” in Labor Code 1102.5(b) Whistleblowing Claims," Tressler Employment Law Blog, May 23, 2023

"Bicvan Brown’s Experience at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2021 ConventionTressler Publications, December 16, 2021 

"What Every Employer Needs to Know: Key 2021 Employment Laws," Tressler Publications, January 8, 2021

"California’s New Mandatory Emergency Temporary Standards: General Industry Safety Orders Section 3205,"  Tressler Publications, December 17, 2020

"Best Practices for California's Return to On-Site Work Protocol," Tressler Publications, May 26, 2020

"Tressler is United Against Hate," Tressler Publications, April 14, 2020

"Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know," Tressler Publications, March 31, 2020

"Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Important Update and Poster for Employers," Tressler Publications, March 31, 2020

"Top 10 Employment Law Changes Imposed by the State of California - January 2020,"  Tressler Publications, January 20, 2020

"Brown and Schlecht Support the Asian Business Association of Orange County," Tressler Publications, May 22, 2019

"Employees vs. Independent Contractors – More Bad News for California Businesses: Dynamex Strengthened and Retroactively Applied," Specialty Lines Advisory, May 6, 2019

"In Addition to No Wage and Hour Liability Against Payroll Provider, Now No Contract and Negligence Liability," Specialty Lines Advisory, February 8, 2019

"Wage and Hour Class Actions – Employers, Do Not Wake the Sleeping Giant," Tressler Publications, January 25, 2019

"Impressions of the 2018 NAPABA Convention– Promoting Asian-American Women in Law," Tressler Publications, November 30, 2018

"Courts Continue to Enforce Arbitration AgreementsSpecialty Lines Advisory, September 27, 2018

"California Supreme Court Tightens Wage and Hour RulesTressler Publications, August 1, 2018

"Supreme Court to Review Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in October, Not June," Specialty Lines Advisory, February 10, 2017


Presentations & Events


“Responding to Employee Requests for Accommodation,” CLE Webinar Tressler Talks, April 14, 2022

"Tressler’s Orange County Labor & Employment Attorneys,” Black History Month Live Panel to UCI Black Law Students’ Association, February 16, 2022

"Insights from Orange County Superior Court’s Complex Court Regarding Wage and Hour and PAGA,” Moderator for Judicial PanelCLE Webinar to Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, February 14, 2022

“How to Identify & Investigate Claims of Workplace Discrimination & Harassment” Webinar to Private Client’s Legal & Human Resources Teams, April 28, 2021

“2021’s California Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave Laws,” Webinar with Paychex, February 24, 2021

“What Every Employer Needs to Know – Key 2021 Employment Laws” CLE Webinar Tressler Talks, February 18, 2021

“Best Practices for Mitigating Exposure When Hiring & Firing In Light of COVID-19,” CLE Webinar Tressler Talks, October 29, 2020

"How to Effectively Litigate Employment Cases During and After the COVID-19 Lockdown," OCBA Labor & Employment Law Section, Webinar, June 8, 2020

“Is it the End of the Independent Contractor Era?” Tressler Talks, September 25, 2019 

"Leave Law Updates Including The California New Parent Leave Act," January 23, 2018 

"How To Hire And Fire Employees," 
September 19, 2017 

"PAGA/Class Actions/ADA Interactive Process," CLE webinar to Tressler LLP, May 17, 2017

uccessfully Navigating the ADA-Required Interactive Process," Webinar to Knowledge Conferences, May 11, 2017 

Personal Life

In her spare time, Bicvan enjoys going to the beach, shopping, and trying different types of food.