Juris Doctor, 2005
Notre Dame Law School
B.A., 1999 University of California Santa Barbara
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Notre Dame Law Association Board
Juan Castañeda is a business litigator that represents businesses, investors, boards of directors and executives in litigation, internal investigations and pre-dispute strategy on sensitive business matters.
Juan's practice area experience includes successfully handling business tort matters such as business and health care fraud, trade secrets, false claims, embezzlement, and unfair business practices. Juan's sub-specialty includes representing employers in sensitive employment disputes and investigations that harness his bilingual abilities and legal expertise in U.S. and cross-border matters.
Mr. Castañeda is an experienced trial attorney 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. Castañeda also gained valuable experience in complex business litigation as a lawyer representing Fortune 500 companies for top-tier national firms, Sheppard Mullin and Mintz Levin.
Mr. Castañeda is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Southern California Super Lawyer. He has also been chosen as Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal.
Prior to attending law school at Notre Dame, 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.
Mr. Castañeda received his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legislation. He returns every year to Notre Dame to help at the Notre Dame Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program. Mr. Castañeda is also proud to serve as a member of Notre Dame’s Law Association Board.
Mr. Castañeda is a family man and lives with his wife, Signe and their 6 children in Carlsbad, California. Juan is active in his Carlsbad community through his church, North Coast Calvary Chapel and various community groups.