Phong Tran


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude; Managing Editor, SMU Law Review; The Barristers

B.S., Business Administration, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009

  • Judicial Extern, The Honorable Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Jane J. Boyle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Roberto Canas, Dallas County Criminal Court #10


Texas, 2014


Phong Tran is an associate in the Finance Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Phong concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions and borrowers in connection with bank financings in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

Before joining the firm, Phong externed for the Honorable Catharina Haynes of the Fifth Circuit and interned for the Honorable Jane Boyle of the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Roberto Canas of Dallas County. Phong has also volunteered at the Human Rights Initiative and the Innocence Project of Texas. While in law school, Phong served as Managing Editor of the SMU Law Review and was a proud member of the Barristers.

Phong earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2015.

Selected Publications

  • “Texas Environmental Law,” co-author, Volumes 45-46, Thomson Reuters, 2017 and 2018.
  • "Suspended Innovation – The Collateral Effects of the International Trade Commission’s Exclusionary Powers," 1 Charlotte Intell. Prop. J., Spring 2014.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association


Haynes and Boone Secures Complete Victory for Financier Benjamin Wey

New York federal prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against high-profile private equity executive Benjamin Wey, indicted in 2015 for alleged securities fraud and related charges. A trial in the matter was scheduled for October 2017.

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