Nina serves as a director in Quinlan’s New York office. Prior to joining Quinlan, Nina spent four years at another global investigative firm, where she conducted domestic and international due diligence, complex litigation support and fraud and corruption investigations.
Nina has worked on and led numerous FCPA-focused investigative assignments in Latin America, including in the financial services, energy and infrastructure sectors. She has extensive experience conducting misconduct and workplace harassment investigations, asset recovery matters, and source interviews in the U.S. and Latin America. Nina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Portuguese literature from Princeton University, and is fluent in both languages. While at Princeton University, Nina published work in Spanish in New York University’s Spanish and Portuguese academic journal Esferas, and received multiple awards for her independent research on Argentine literature.
On behalf of a large multinational corporation, Nina conducted dozens of onsite interviews in Argentina and the Dominican Republic regarding allegations of workplace harassment and other misconduct.
In the context of the Operation Car Wash (“Lava Jato”) corruption scandal in Brazil, Nina conducted deep due diligence reviews ahead of potential asset purchases and acquisitions in Brazil on behalf of investment banks and institutional investors. In addition, she has provided support to internal inquiries into alleged bribery and kickbacks involving Brazilian companies.
Nina provided investigative support to prominent law firms and non-profit organizations in their efforts to bring litigation regarding sexual harassment and #MeToo allegations, including conducting deep public records and asset tracing research on the accused individuals.
Nina was part of an investigative team involved in a ten year effort to free an individual wrongfully convicted for murder following perjured testimony from a prosecution witness, which resulted in the overturning of the individual’s conviction in February 2019. As part of this team, Nina conducted interviews in English and Spanish of witnesses from the original trial.