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Associate John Albanese to Speak at the Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference

Posted: March 24, 2017

Associate John Albanese will speak at the Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference, which will be held in New Orleans, LA, from March 27 - 28, 2017. Mr. Albanese's session is titled "Spokeo in FDCPA and TCPA Cases."

Mr. Albanese is an associate in Berger & Montague'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.