John Vassalotti focuses his practice on general litigation, representing corporate and institutional clients in a variety of matters, including mortgage and lending, employment and general liability defense.
His experience includes researching and drafting legal memoranda and dispositive motions, interviewing witnesses, preparing and managing cases for mediation and attending conferences, hearings and arbitrations.
His client representations include:
- representing lenders and servicers in consumer lending litigation involving claims arising under various federal and state consumer finance laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and state unfair trade practices and consumer protection laws
- advising religious entities and religiously-affiliated organizations regarding employment, regulatory compliance and general liability issues
- representing financial industry clients in collection and employment matters
While in law school, Mr. Vassalotti served as a staff member of the Temple Law Review. He was selected as a Beasley Scholar and received the Robert E. Lamberton Award for constitutional law. Mr. Vassalotti also assisted clients in legal clinics at the Mazzoni Center and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
He served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Joseph J. Farnan Jr. (now retired) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Prior to law school, Mr. Vassalotti worked in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, where he handled Web communications and external messaging from the president and administrators of the university.