Bicvan Brown Tressler LLP

Brown, Bicvan Partner

Brown, Bicvan Partner

Practice Focus

Bicvan Brown is a partner and Co-Chair of Tressler's Professional Liability and Employment Group. She focuses her practice in all aspects of employment matters, including employment trials, arbitrations and mediations. She defends employers while providing advice and counsel against claims such as 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. She regularly speaks at seminars, including sexual harassment prevention training conducted in Vietnamese, 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 post-foreclosure evictions, housing discrimination, catastrophic injuries, personal injuries and mass toxic torts.  

Bicvan recently 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 recently 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 defended 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, Board 2021-2023 
  • 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, Member

Publications

Recent Articles and Blogs

"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

News

Presentations & Events

Presentations

“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

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