Leader of Washington DC Office Corporate & Securities

Tram N. Nguyen

Corporate & Securities, Fund Formation & Investment Management, Investment Management

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


Tram Nguyen 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.


  • Recommended for Hedge Funds - Nationwide - Chambers USA
  • Recommended for Investment Fund Formation and Management - Alternative/Hedge Funds and Private Equity - The Legal 500 United States
  • Private Funds Formation and Regulatory - Who’s Who Legal


  • Columbia Law School, JD
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Princeton University, BA, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional & Community Involvement

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