Juan C. Castañeda

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Carlsbad, CA

Venture LLP
 | 550 Laguna Drive, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: 888-601-2744
Fax: 760-652-4835
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    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 recognition for his exemplary professionalism, irreproachable ethical standards and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Castañeda has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. 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.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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    About Juan Castañeda

    Admitted: 2005, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.venture-llp.com/juan-c-castaneda/


    • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2016
    • Southern California Super Lawyer
    • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2015
    • AV Preeminent, Martingale-Hubbell, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Notre Dame Law Association Board
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • State Bar of California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legislation, Notre Dame Law School

    Educational Background:

    • University of California Santa Barbara, B.A., 1999 

    Industry Groups

    • financial services/banks
    • Life science/biotech
    • Manufacturing
    • Medical
    • Real Estate.
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    Office Location for Juan C. Castañeda

    550 Laguna Drive
    Suite A
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Phone: 888-601-2744

    Fax: 760-652-4835

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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