Nicoleta Timofti is of counsel in Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation and Global White Collar Criminal Defense Practices and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Nicoleta focuses her practice on federal white collar criminal defense, representing domestic and international clients in federal and international investigations, as well as related civil litigation. Born and raised in Moldova and educated in Romania, Nicoleta has an in-depth understanding of the cultural and political challenges of the legal environment in emerging markets. In addition, prior to joining the firm, Nicoleta served as legal counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training and Council of Europe, Department of Crime Problems, Directorate General of Legal Affairs, Program Against Corruption and Organized Crime in South-Eastern Europe in Moldova.
Nicoleta brings nearly two decades of government and private practice legal experience representing clients throughout the world in matters relating to US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, government investigations, including money laundering, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, global anticorruption, and other white-collar crimes. Additionally, she counsels organizations on compliance matters, including development, implementation, and evaluation of compliance plans. As a cross-border litigator, she advises clients on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution, including forum selection, jurisdiction, service of process, and she is well-versed in navigating international discovery and judgment enforcement issues. She is barred in New York and Washington, D.C.