Tram N. Nguyen focuses her practice on hedge funds and private equity funds, advising clients on fund-related issues, including fund formation, structuring and compliance. Ms. Nguyen has experience with fund linked notes and customized, single-investor funds. She also advises U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and investment advisers on regulatory requirements, including the Investment Advisers Act and private offering regulations.

Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Nguyen was the Branch Chief of the Private Funds Branch at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Ms. Nguyen worked on developing and implementing SEC rules for private fund advisers, including registration exemptions and reporting requirements on Form ADV and Form PF. She was also involved in other rulemaking projects under the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act.

Before joining the SEC, Ms. Nguyen practiced with international law firms in Washington, DC and New York City.


Ms. Nguyen has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States for her work in the category of Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds. She was also recognized as "Hedge Fund Compliance Attorney of the Year" by Global Law Experts.


  • Member, Subcommittee on Private Investment Entities, American Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia


District of Columbia, 2006; New York, 1999


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1998

M.A., Harvard University, 1994

B.A., magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1992