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John Gerard Albanese

Class action Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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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.

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Licensed for 10 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/25/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/06/2023

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Berger & Montague, P.C.
43 SE Main Street
Suite 505
Minneapolis, MN, 55414


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Berger & Montague, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Nichols Kaster, PLLP
  • 2014 - 2016


  • Columbia Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


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

Speaking Engagements

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Conference
  • Spokeo in FDCPA and TCPA Cases
  • 2017
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Proving Willfulness in FCRA cases
  • 2017
  • Minnesota Continuting Legal Education
  • The Six Consumer Protection Statutes Every Attorney Should Know
  • 2015

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Minneapolis Class action Lawyer John Gerard Albanese
John Gerard Albanese
Class action Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 10 years