Attorneys

John Albanese

Associate

John Albanese is an Associate in the Minneapolis office. Mr. Albanese concentrates his practice on consumer protection 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.

Shanon J. Carson

Managing Shareholder

Shanon J. Carson is a Managing Shareholder of the Firm. He Co-Chairs the Employment & Unpaid Wages, Consumer Protection, Defective Products, and Defective Drugs and Medical Devices Departments and is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits & ERISA, Environment & Public Health, Insurance Fraud, Predatory Lending and Borrowers’ Rights, and Technology, Privacy & Data Breach Departments.

E. Michelle Drake

Shareholder

E. Michelle Drake is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Minneapolis office. With career settlements and verdicts valued at more than $150 million, Michelle has had great success at a young age and in a wide variety of cases. Michelle focuses her practice primarily on consumer protection, improper credit reporting, and financial services class actions.

Michael T. Fantini

Shareholder

Michael T. Fantini is a Shareholder in the Consumer Protection and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Fantini concentrates his practice on consumer class action litigation.

Jon J. Lambiras

Shareholder

Jon J. Lambiras, Esq., CPA, CFE is a Shareholder in the Securities and Consumer Protection practice groups. Since joining the Firm in 2003, he has practiced primarily in the areas of securities fraud, consumer fraud, and data breach class actions.

Sherrie R. Savett

Chair Emeritus & Managing Shareholder

Sherrie R. Savett, Chair Emeritus of the Firm, Chair of the Securities Litigation Department and Qui Tam/False Claims Act Department, and member of the Firm’s Management Committee, has practiced in the area of securities litigation and class actions since 1975.

Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen

Shareholder

Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen is a Shareholder at the Firm. She Co-Chairs the Firm’s Employment Law Department and is a member of the Firm’s Antitrust, Insurance Products & Financial Services, and Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights Departments. She is also a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee, Associate Development Committee and Pro Bono Committee.

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