Areas of Focus

  • Represented public company in an internal investigation of unethical and potentially illegal actions by senior level officers and the general counsel.
  • Represented a life science company in investigating allegations of violations of federal law by a key executive.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of harassment alleged against a board member by another officer of a start-up company.
  • Conducted internal investigation of harassment by a disgruntled shareholder against company executives leading to restraining order and precautionary safety measures.
  • Represented a medical device company in an internal investigation of suspected embezzlement by an employee. Our thorough investigation led to the opening of an official criminal investigation by law enforcement.
  • Represented a banking institution in an investigation of potentially improper use of lender funds by bank executives.
  • Conducted internal investigation for defense contractor related to $500,000 embezzlement leading to prosecution by San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
  • On behalf of insurance carrier, investigated allegations of extortion brought against claims specialist.
  • Investigated fraud and embezzlement by former CEO of investment company.
  • Conducted FCPA due diligence investigation for American health care company in its acquisition of new entities.
  • Represented insurance company in dozens of complex investigations related to potential False Claims Act and Kickback violations related to medical providers.
  • Successfully federal and California government agencies ultimately obtaining criminal declination.
  • Conducted investigation in response to SEC inquiry regarding potential securities fraud conducted by related investor.
  • Conducted investigation on behalf of construction company in relation to allegations of potential violations of the Clean Water Act by the federal government.
  • Represented a construction company in an investigation and enforcement action by California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  • Conducted internal investigation related to employment allegations against defense contractor before the Department of Fair Employment & Housing.
  • Conducted internal investigation into allegations of discrimination brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Performed sensitive investigation for California municipality related to leak of highly classified information including interviewing Mayor, City Council members and City Attorney.
  • Represented American company purchasing foreign entity in conducting bilingual internal investigation related to allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act.
  • Investigation of potential FCPA bribery and U.S. Travel Act violations by company executive.
  • Represented a waste collection and recycling company in a regulatory investigation by CAL-OSHA through a bilingual internal investigation.
  • Conducted investigation on behalf of a university related to a complaint of racial discrimination and harassment made by a professor against the President of the University.
  • Represented a global faith-based organization in an internal workplace investigation of suspected age and race-based discrimination by senior level human resource professionals.

Investigation Team

Castañeda Lawyers’ investigation team includes lawyers who formerly served as Assistant United States Attorneys, an in-house team of investigators who formerly served as federal agents, forensic accounting consultants, and e-discovery specialists. 

Our team of bilingual lawyers and investigators specialize in serving as special investigation counsel in matters requiring an independent, discreet, time-sensitive investigation.

Investigation Resources

"The firm I trust to give me effective, ethical and professional representation on important, sensitive matters.”

- Kurt Oreshack, General Counsel, Human Longevity, Inc.