John J. Atallah

Professional Biography

John J. Atallah is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he has litigated cases in both state and federal courts across the country and represented clients in a variety of consumer protection, fraud, misappropriation, and breach-of-contract disputes. John has extensive experience litigating claims and counseling clients regarding compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) and Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRAA), the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), California’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), and other federal and state unfair trade practice, consumer protection, and product labeling laws. He regularly handles complex commercial and class action litigation matters on behalf of consumer reporting agencies, insurance brokers, manufacturers and distributors of commercial and consumer products, online retailers, financial institutions, and local government agencies, among other clients. John is a member of the firm’s Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action Group.

Pro bono service makes up an important part of John’s practice. He has represented clients in connection with disability rights and immigration matters, including asylum appeals, applications for adjustment of status, and petitions for alien relatives, as well as various arts-related matters.

John was a summer associate with Foley in 2012. He previously worked as a legal specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board, as a legislative assistant for Wheat Government Relations in Washington, D.C., and as an intern for the United States Senate. Before beginning his legal career, John was an IT systems administrator for a medical services provider and has substantial experience in building and repairing enterprise computer systems.

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