Nicoleta is a tech-savvy lawyer and researcher. She started her career as a dispute resolution lawyer at NNDKP where she handled IP landmark cases and international arbitration disputes. She then moved on to join UiPath’s legal team for the Americas region and specialized in IT and IP matters. Nicoleta currently combines her practice with academic endeavors as researcher and expert in international and interdisciplinary consortia developing cutting-edge technology.
Whilst at UiPath, Nicoleta was in charge with drafting and negotiating global licensing agreements and partnership agreements with company’s biggest US based customers, both private companies (e.g. Amazon, Bank of America) and governmental ones (e.g. US federal agencies), and global system integrators (e.g. CGI, Deloitte). She also drafted, reviewed and negotiated tech alliance agreements, OEM agreements, IP insurance and source code escrow agreements and other related B2B and B2C agreements. On the product side, she carried out legal impact assessments and worked closely with the Product and Privacy teams during the release management process to identify and mitigate risks early in the product development stage (e.g. by performing code scans and reviewing third party licenses in order to identify and exclude viral OSS).
Thereafter, she started her own private practice and advised Romanian start-ups. She is the go-to person for all law and technology matters, as her experience spans from advising on GDPR requirements for computer vision technologies, trademarks registrations, IP territorial limitations from a competition law standpoint, to drafting and negotiating software licensing contracts, software/professional services contracts, IT procurement agreements, equity stock options plans, shares purchase agreements, NDAs, privacy and cookie policies, online platforms’ terms of service and use, etc.
At the same time, as international researcher she is involved as expert and consultant in many and robotics Horizon2020 projects, such as CONBOTS, INBOTS, and Robocom+++ where she analyses the legal, ethical and social implications related to the development and use of robotics and AI applications by tailoring and implementing risk-assessment tools, such as the ALTAI, DPIAs, and FRIAs and drafting reports on the basis of such analysis. She also acted as external consultant for the European Parliament on the liability of digital platforms and on AI liability models. She is also a Research Member (Law, Healthcare) of the Z-Inspection® Initiative and a member of the IEEE’s Global Initiative on the Ethics of Extended Reality.