Nicoleta Timofti

Nicoleta Timofti: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2024 Attorneys)
  • 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20037
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Nicoleta Timofti is of counsel in Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group where her global practice focuses on white collar defense, international investigations, complex commercial and business litigation and international dispute resolution. Mrs. Timofti represents individuals from the U.S., Eastern and Central Europe, as well as foreign sovereigns and state-owned entities in litigations in federal district courts, regulatory investigations, and in ICSID international arbitrations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Timofti served as the Staff Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training in Moldova and Council of Europe, Department of Crime Problems, Directorate General of Legal Affairs, Program Against Corruption and Organized Crime in South-Eastern Europe. She was responsible for a variety of different legislative issues and policies regarding judicial reform, rule of law, combating corruption and other white collar crimes, and preventing and prosecuting human trafficking.


•Complex commercial and business litigation
•Public and private international law
•Sovereign immunity
•Applicability of norms of international law in U.S. courts
•Corporate civil and white collar criminal litigation matters
•Domestic and international arbitration
•Financial services litigation
•Internet litigation

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Recipient, Meritorious Honor Award, U.S. Department of State (April 2004)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Global - Europe Practice
  • White Collar Defense & Special Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.530.8536  Phone
202.331.3101  Fax
Law School Attended:
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, School of Law, J.D., Romanian Cultural Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 1996-2000, 2000; Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, School of Law, Advanced Studies Diploma, International Law, 2001; The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., International and Comparative Law, 2006
Year of First Admission:
District of Columbia; New York

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
•Member, New York State Bar Association
•Member, Washington Foreign Law Society
•Pro Bono Legal Counsel, International Legal Programs, Fair Fund NGO (May 2006-May 2008)
•Pro Bono - KIND - Kids in Need of Defense

French and Romanian and Russian
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Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Representation of chief executive of major Russian oil company in multiple criminal investigations, securities litigations, requests for international mutual legal assistance and international discovery.; Representation of a Byelorussian state-owned company in multimillion-dollar antitrust multidistrict litigation in the United States.; Representation of shareholders of international holding company in multiple criminal investigations, securities litigations and bankruptcy proceedings (Chapter 15).; Representation of a major U.S. Internet marketing company in multimillion-dollar Internet litigation under CAN-SPAM and state anti-spam laws.; Representation of chief executive of a Kazakh Tech Company in FCPA investigation.; Representation of director of a subsidiary of major Russian oil company in asylum proceedings in the United States.; Representation of former Eastern European official in litigation (involving RICO and money-laundering claims) in U.S. court and U.S. government investigation.; Representation of U.S. investors in ICSID arbitration against a Central European nation under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules.; Representation of major Brazilian silicon manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiaries in multi-million dollar litigation in U.S. District Court.; Counseled clients and provided opinions regarding investment treaty interpretation, UNIDROIT principles and FIDIC-ICC dispute resolution.; Advised U.S. investor in dispute with the government of an Eastern European country over the country exclusive domain name acquisition and ownership.; Counseled a major Byelorussian potash manufacturer on OFAC related matters.; Advised clients on issues related to compliance with U.S. and EU Russia/Ukraine sanctions.

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