Attorney Juan C. Castañeda is a partner with Venture LLP in Carlsbad, California. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 14 years of legal experience who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California in San Diego. Mr. Castaneda represents businesses, investors, boards of directors and executives throughout California in: · Business law and litigation;· Employment law and employment-related litigation;· Internal and government investigations involving health care and insurance fraud, white collar crime allegations and other serious issues.Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Castaneda has successfully handled dozens of complex matters on behalf of business executives, board members, investors and other key stakeholders. He has also gained extensive experience handling sensitive employment-related matters and investigations for employers, and his fluency in Spanish helps him to better communicate with a broader clientele and address cross-border issues more readily.Along with gaining valuable experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California in San Diego, Mr. Castañeda worked with one of the most prominent business litigation law firms in California, where he gained invaluable experience representing Fortune 500 clients.Prior to attending law school, Mr. Castañeda was an Associate Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Dispute Analysis and Investigation Unit. As a forensic consultant, he assisted U.S. based and international companies in commercial litigation disputes. A 1999 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Castañeda obtained his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 2005. While there, he served as editor-in-chief of the school's Journal of Legislation, and he continues to support the school through his involvement with its Trial Advocacy Program. He is also a member of the Notre Dame Law Association Board. In addition, the San Diego Business Journal named him as Best of the Bar, and he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.