John Albanese is an associate in the Firm's Minneapolis
office. Mr. Albanese concentrates his practice on consumer
protection issues with a focus on Fair Credit Reporting Act
violations related to criminal background checks. Mr.
Albanese has also prosecuted class and collective actions for
unfair lending practices, unfair debt collection, wage and hour
violations, and violations of ERISA.
Mr. Albanese is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Georgetown
University. At Columbia, he was a managing editor of the
Columbia Law Review, and was elected to speak at graduation by his
classmates. Mr. Albanese clerked for Magistrate Judge
Geraldine Brown in the Northern District of Illinois. Prior
to joining Berger & Montague, Mr. Albanese was an attorney at a
firm in Minneapolis representing consumers and employees in
consumer protection and wage and hour cases.
Mr. Albanese volunteers with Mid Minnesota Legal Aid's housing
expungement clinic representing former tenants seeking to expunge
evictions. He also frequently volunteers at Second Chance
Saturdays, a monthly criminal expungement clinic.