Currently, Nieto is working on matters involving the Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and the Defend Trade Secrets Acts. She has a particular interest in Labor & Employment issues that affect the construction industry.
“We look forward to Andrea playing an important role serving clients in our successful Labor & Employment Practice,” said David B. Weinstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office and chair of the firm’s national Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice. “Andrea will be an asset to our team as we continue to strategically expand our presence in the marketplace with the top priority of providing exemplary client service.”
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Nieto served as a federal clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She has previous experience litigating a range of matters, including ERISA, life insurance, disability insurance, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases in state and federal courts across the country.
“I am very pleased to join Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office, where I look forward to assisting clients as they navigate the increasing challenges of the ever-changing labor and employment environment,” Nieto said. “In addition to working with Rich McCrea, Katie Molloy, Jennifer Corinis, and the entire L&E team, I was drawn to GT’s commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion. Within my first few weeks at GT, I have already connected with colleagues across the country to address the recent events against the Asian-American community. With offices in key markets, I am eager to continue collaborating with colleagues across the firm’s global platform to grow my practice, serve our clients, and give back to our community.”
Rich McCrea adds, “We are pleased to no end to have someone of Andrea’s talent, experience, and character join us.”
Nieto received her J.D, magna cum laude, and her B.S. from the University of Florida, where she was selected for membership into Florida’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary, Florida Blue Key. In law school, she was a member of the University of Florida Trial Team and the Journal of Law and Public Policy, where she served as a research editor.
Involved in numerous professional organizations, Nieto is a member of The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Tampa Bay Builders Association.
Nieto was raised in Tampa, where she and her husband, an executive with a large commercial general contractor, reside. Committed to giving back to the community, Nieto serves as a member of The Junior League of Tampa and as a national volunteer for the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega where she provides leadership training and education for women.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office represents clients in a broad array of civil and white-collar criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts, including complex and high-stakes trials both in Florida and around the country. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, intellectual property & technology, corporate, bankruptcy & creditor’s rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with our Orlando office to offer clients full-service representation in the region, with our five other Florida offices to provide seamless statewide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Eight Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News Best Law Firms®. Lawyers in our Tampa office are recognized in Chambers and Partners USA Guide, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 United States, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. One firm worldwide, GT has been recognized for the 13th consecutive year as having the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America. The firm has achieved Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification and is identified as a Top 30 Best Law Firms in Client Service Performance on BTI’s Client Service A-Team, which is the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel.