Thao Ngo
Reed Smith LLP
Investment Management
101 Second Street,
Suite 1800 San Francisco,
California 94105
United States of America
+1 415 659 5947
Main Practice Area

Investment Management

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, 1997, J.D.
  • University of San Francisco, 1994, MBA
  • University of Texas at Austin, 1989, B.A., Finance

Thao is a member of Reed Smith’s Business & Finance department. Thao has extensive experience counseling clients with the formation and day-to-day operations of hedge funds and private equity funds, both domestic and offshore. Further, he has assisted clients with the formation of both state and SEC-registered investment advisory firms as well as the formation of broker-dealers and their registration with FINRA. He has also counseled clients with CFTC rules relating to CPO and CTA registration, and the formation of commodity pools. He is a frequent speaker on investment company and investment advisory legal issues.

Professional Admissions & Qualifications

  • California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco


  • English
  • Vietnamese
Practice Areas
  • Private Equity
  • Emerging Growth / Venture Capital
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • FinTech
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Funds and Funds Management Regulatory
  • Private Equity & Investment Funds
  • Commodity & Derivatives Regulatory
  • Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
  • Digital Innovation
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