Brian A. Selvan

Brian Selvan has been providing excellent and practical legal services to companies and individual clients for almost 20 years. During his career, Brian has developed both transactional and litigation expertise and has worked closely with senior executives. Brian’s significant law firm and in-house experiences provide him with a unique insight into how best to meet his clients’ legal needs. He understands that clients seek legal services that will allow them to accomplish their business goals efficiently, while mitigating risk to the extent appropriate to the particular circumstances. Brian emphasizes customer service and building relationships with his clients to better understand their businesses and to develop practical, strategic, and cost-efficient solutions.

Before joining Walraven & Westerfeld LLP, Brian worked in-house as Vice-President and Senior Attorney at NextWave Broadband Inc. (the operating entity for publicly traded NextWave Wireless Inc.). Prior to moving in-house, Brian was Counsel at O’Melveny and Myers LLP in the Labor and Employment Department.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School (1998)

  • Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate and Contributing Editor at Michigan Law Review

B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1994)

 With distinction


Admitted to the Bar in California



Association of Corporate Counsel (2006 – 2012)

Member, Cal Alumni Association

Member, Michigan Alumni Association

Member, Provisors

Member, Orange County Jewish Bar Association

Board Member, Temple Beth El of South Orange County

Telephone: (949) 215-1995

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Representing “C-level” executives in the negotiation and drafting of complex Executive Employment Agreements, including multi-million dollar equity and bonus provision.
  • Representing large national manufacturing client with respect to collective bargaining negotiations and various unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Defending various employers (e.g. major ship building company, multi-state trucking company, family owned bakery, water treatment company, etc.) in wage and hour class action lawsuits seeking overtime, damages for meal and rest period violations, and claims under the Private Attorneys General Act.
  • Conducting internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct for a Fortune 500 company.