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Selwyn Chu

Associate, Irvine
Irvine
t: 949.798.2195
f: 949.851.0152

Overview

Selwyn Chu represents and advises employers on a wide range of employment law matters, including workplace discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; accommodation and leave; wage and hour; and trade secrets and unfair competition. He has represented employers in a range of employment litigation matters and before state administrative agencies.

A New York native, Selwyn earned his undergraduate degree in economics and politics at New York University. While there, he contributed to several undergraduate publications, including The Journal of Politics and International Affairs, Humanus: The NYU Journal of Human Rights, and Mercer Street: A Collection of Essays from the NYU Expository Writing Program.

Selwyn served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., in the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Selwyn received his law degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, as a member of the School’s inaugural class. He served as lead article editor on the founding staff of the UC Irvine Law Review, as well as a regular contributor to the law school’s student newspaper, Voice. In affiliation with UCI’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, he acted as co-counsel to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on a case

before the United States Supreme Court, United States v. Apel, which addressed the interpretation of 18 U.S.C. § 1382, a federal statute forbidding trespass on military bases. As a law student, Selwyn had successfully briefed and argued the case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel overturned his client’s convictions.

Before law school, Selwyn served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, where he helped implement La Empresa Creativa, a youth entrepreneurship program. In his spare time, he is a volunteer for Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and enjoys playing basketball, reading, and listening to music.

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  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association

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