I use AD authentication through crowd, and yes it does.
In crowd, there is an option called "Use Nested Groups" in the connector tab of the directory configuration.
Update: I also see a option under "advanced settings" when adding an AD User directory to JIRA
Enable Nested Groups
If true, groups can contain other groups. Enabling this option may degrade performance.
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