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Tram N. Nguyen

Tram N. Nguyen

Paul Hastings LLP

New York, NY, USA

Tram N. Nguyen is a partner in the Investment Management practice of Paul Hastings and based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Nguyen focuses her practice on hedge funds and private equity funds, advising clients on all aspects
of fund formation, fund structuring and capital raising. She has experience with hedge fund-linked notes and customized single-investor funds. Ms. Nguyen also advises U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and investment advisers on U.S. regulatory requirements, including registration and reporting requirements.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Nguyen was a partner at a U.S. firm and was the Branch Chief of the Private Funds Branch at the SEC Division of Investment Management in Washington, D.C. At the SEC, she worked on developing and implementing rules for hedge fund and private equity fund advisers under the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Nguyen practiced with international law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Accolades and Recognitions
Ms. Nguyen has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Investment Fund Formation and Management - Alternative/Hedge Funds category (2014, 2015 and 2016). She has also been recognized as “Hedge Fund Compliance Attorney of the Year” by Global Law Experts.

Speaking Engagements and Publications
Select speaking engagements include:

  • Panelist, “Top 5 PE Practices Grabbing the SEC’s Attention”, live presentation and webinar, New York, NY, October 19, 2016
  • Panelist, “Introduction to Investment Management Concepts”, PLI’s Lecture Topic Series, September 15, 2016
  • Panelist, “Regulatory Enforcement Trends,” 17th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, London, England, March 6-8, 2016
  • Panelist, “Conflicts of Interest,” New York State Bar Association Business Law Section’s Private Investment Funds Subcommittee Meeting, New York, NY, November 10, 2015
  • Panelist, “Regulation & Compliance: Have We Gone Overboard?!” Senior Delegates Roundtable, Miami, FL, February 11-13, 2015
  • Panelist, “Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds,” PLI: Understanding Financial Products 2015, New York, NY, January 5-6, 2015
  • Panelist, “Fireside Chat: Risks and Challenges for Hedge Funds from an OCIE Perspective,” Corporate Counsel’s Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit, New York, NY, October 1-2, 2014
  • Moderator, “The New Paradigm of Increased Scrutiny: Heightened Attention to Due Diligence and Monitoring,” Alternative Investment General Counsel Summit, New York, NY, May 29, 2014
  • Speaker, “Liquid Alternatives Compliance: What You Need to Know,” Managed Funds Association: Compliance 2014, New York, NY, May 7, 2014
  • Speaker, “Current U.S. Regulatory Issues,” International Bar Association: 15th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, London, U.K., March 9-11, 2014
  • Speaker, GAIM Regulation, New York, NY, February 4, 2014 Panelist, “Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds,” PLI’s Understanding Financial Products 2014, January 21, 2014
  • Speaker, Current Compliance Developments for Advisers, New York, NY, December 9, 2013
  • Panelist, “Hot Regulatory Issues for Private Funds,” PLI’s Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2013, New York, NY November 19, 2013

 Select publications include:

  • Co-author, “When Pro Rata Doesn’t Mean Pro Rata: Calculating Management Fee Offsets for Private Equity Funds”, Compliance Corner, October, 2016
  • Co-author, “Aligning Employee and Investor Interests under the Volcker Rule,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 2, 2014
  • Co-author, “U.S. Regulatory Agencies Adopt Final Regulations to Implement the Volcker Rule: Covered Fund Activities and Investments,” Derivatives: Financial Products Report, April 2014, Vol. 15, No. 8

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Subcommittee on Private Investment Entities, American Bar Association


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • Harvard University, M.A.
  • Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude


September 22, 2016
Top Five Private Equity Practices Grabbing SEC Attention

Tram N. Nguyen is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds - Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds, Friday, January 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds - Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds - Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds, Friday, January 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Financial Products 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018, New York, NY

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