Steven Grimberg is head of Nardello & Co.’s Atlanta office and General Counsel of the Americas, leading the firm’s efforts to develop and serve clients in the southeast as well as nationally. Before joining Nardello & Co., Steven served as an Assistant United States Attorney and a Deputy Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, where he investigated and prosecuted numerous complex white collar criminal cases involving corporate fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, insider trading, tax evasion, computer hacking, bank fraud, and health care fraud.
During his time with the US Attorney’s office, Steven helped supervise a section of approximately 25 federal white collar prosecutors and other professionals. He developed and led a Cyber Crime Unit, comprised of prosecutors who worked closely with highly-skilled law enforcement agents from the FBI, United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and other law enforcement agencies to investigate, disrupt, dismantle, and prosecute some of the most prolific cyber-criminal organizations in the world. Steven served as a National Security Cyber Specialist for the US Department of Justice, which meant that he was the point of contact in the Atlanta metro area for all cyber-related threats and attacks that had national security implications. He regularly engaged in outreach to the private sector, collaborating on cyber defense practices through one-on-one meetings, seminars, panels, task forces, table top exercises, and case interactions.
Steven served for over 12 years in various capacities at the US Department of Justice, during which time he received numerous awards and recognitions, including the prestigious US Department of Justice Director’s Award on two occasions. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, he worked in private practice for seven years representing clients in complex civil litigation across the country.
Steven also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School, where he teaches courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, and courtroom advocacy skills. He graduated from Emory Law School with distinction in 1998. Steven is a first-generation American whose family immigrated to the United States from Argentina.