The investigation practice of Venture LLP is focused on conducting discreet and confidential investigations related to sensitive matters for our clients with a focus on internal corporate investigation, employment related investigations, insurance and health care fraud investigations, and white collar/government investigations.
JUAN C. CASTAÑEDA - Partner
Juan is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with substantial experience handling proactive bilingual investigations for clients in matters related to corporate and healthcare fraud, embezzlement, all manner of workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as government transparency and accountability.
The Top 4 Issues To Be Aware of When Doing an Internal Investigation
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According to the Association of Certified Financial Examiners, “fraud results in 5% of loss in annual revenue to organizations” with a typical case of business fraud costing a business $150,000.”
The firm was hired by a life science company to investigate allegations of violations of federal law by a key executive. The firm conducted a thorough and prompt investigation that included forensic and testimonial analysis leading to a clear understanding of potential liability and action steps for the company in order to avoid future risk.
The firm is regularly brought in by companies to conduct discreet internal employment investigations related to discrimination and harassment.
Insurance and Health Care Fraud Investigations
Insurance fraud in California is a billion dollar a year program for insurance companies.
A national insurance company hired the firm to conduct complex investigations and bring whistleblower litigation matters against medical providers, attorneys and related parties submitting fraudulent claims for reimbursement in order to stop the fraudulent conduct.
Protecting privacy and ensuring transparency are ever growing concerns for government agencies.
A prominent municipal agency in Southern California hired the firm to conduct a highly confidential and politically sensitive investigation that included electronic discovery and witness interviews of the Mayor, City Attorney, City Council members and City Manager. The firm’s investigation allowed the municipal agency to move forward on a clear path to protect the integrity of the public.