Case Identification for Background Check Issues

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 3:15 p.m. ET–4:15 p.m. ET

Gain knowledge of the key players in FCRA cases involving background screening and how to spot FCRA cases associated with background screening violations


John Albanese is an associate in Berger & Montague’s Minneapolis office. John concentrates his practice on consumer protection issues with a focus on FCRA violations related to criminal background checks. John has helped achieve multi-million-dollar class action settlements for FCRA violations in courts around the country.

Alexis Lehmann is an attorney at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., who represents individual consumers’ rights under the FCRA and the FDCPA, in addition to various other consumer protection laws. Alexis is also an active member on the Executive Board for the Justice Rising Advocates; a local committee which partners with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia to help low-income Philadelphians with various legal issues. Prior to joining the firm, Alexis worked as a civil litigator for local and state law enforcement officers handling cases under Title VII, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the First Amendment Free Speech and Petition clause.

Adam Thoresen is a senior staff attorney with the public interest law firm, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. He has worked at JALA for over ten years, and his practice is currently focused on Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation related to landlord-tenant debts and other inaccuracies in tenant screening reports. Adam has litigated cases with all of the Big Three Consumer Reporting Agencies (Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian), as well as specialty debt collectors whose focus is the collection of residential landlord-tenant debts. Adam handles cases on an individual and class basis under the FCRA, FDCPA, FCCPA, and other consumer protection statutes.