John Albanese


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.

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.

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.

Business and Community Leadership

Speaking engagements:

  • “Spokeo in FDCPA and TCPA Cases,” Presenter, Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference, Sheraton Hotel New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, March 2017



Law School

Columbia Law School, J.D.


Georgetown University, B.A.

Honors & Awards:

Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2017-2018


“Who is Safe under Safeco? Willfulness Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” Minnesota State Bar Association Consumer Litigation Newsletter, October 2014


Member- Minnesota Bar

Member- Illinois Bar

Admitted- Illinois Supreme Court

Admitted – Minneapolis Supreme Court

Admitted – District of Minnesota

Admitted – Eastern District of Michigan

Admitted – Western District of New York

Admitted – Eastern District of Wisconsin

Admitted – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown, Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois

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