"Tram is a truly excellent lawyer who has deep regulatory experience."
Chambers USA 2023


Tram Nguyen is the office practice leader in Washington DC for Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice. She advises private equity funds, credit funds, hedge funds, venture funds and other investment funds on all aspects of fund formation, fund structuring and capital raising. She has extensive experience representing asset managers and financial institutions on complex regulatory matters, including registration, examinations and reporting requirements. Additionally, Tram was the inaugural branch chief of the Private Funds Branch at the SEC Division of Investment Management in Washington DC, where she served from 2010 to 2013. At the SEC, she led the development and implementation of new rules under the Dodd-Frank and JOBS acts for private fund advisers.


Columbia Law School, JD

Harvard University, MA

Princeton University, BA, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Chairperson, Committee on Securities Regulation, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Subcommittee on Hedge Funds, American Bar Association
  • Member, Subcommittee on Private Investment Funds, New York State Bar Association (2019-2022)

Tram has been nationally recommended by Chambers USA (2019-2020) for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds - USA - Nationwide, The Legal 500 United States - Investment Fund Formation and Management - Alternative/Hedge Funds and Private Equity and Who’s Who Legal - Private Funds Formation and Regulatory. She has also been recognized as “Hedge Fund Compliance Attorney of the Year” by Global Law Experts.