About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: June 23, 2023
Hinh D. Tran is currently senior product and regulatory counsel at Ramp, an $8.1 billion fintech startup and New York City's fastest-growing unicorn tech company, where he advises on product, regulatory, privacy, employment and litigation matters.
Prior to joining Ramp, he was a litigation associate at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, a San Francisco-based litigation boutique, and a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd. He also served as an extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge David R. Grand. In addition, Tran was a Bates Legal Fellow for the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Google Public Policy Fellow in San Francisco, California.
Before law school, Tran was an early member of the legal and compliance team at Square (now Block), a pioneering fintech unicorn, where he helped to build the company's nationwide and international regulatory program.
Tran holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, a member of Outlaws, and an editor for the Michigan Law Review and the Michigan Technology Law Review. He also helped teach five undergraduate courses at the University of Michigan, where he was twice recognized by the Economics Department as one of their best graduate student instructors. Tran also holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and studied at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and abroad at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.
“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).
"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).
"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).