Joel E. Tasca

Partner
Las Vegas

Joel E. Tasca has spent his career in Ballard Spahr's Litigation Department, where he represents companies of all sizes, as well as individuals, in complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country. He leads the litigation arm of the firm's Consumer Financial Services Group. He was in the firm's Philadelphia office before moving to the Las Vegas office.

Joel has represented clients in a broad range of areas, including consumer financial services, securities fraud, professional malpractice, products liability, complex business disputes, data breaches, and open records litigation.

In the area of consumer financial services, Joel has experience defending banks, mortgage servicers, fintech companies, small-dollar lenders, and numerous other types of financial institutions in class and individual actions brought by consumers. Many of these suits have arisen under federal consumer protection laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as well as under state unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices statutes. Joel has obtained countless dismissals, summary judgments and jury verdicts, as well as favorable settlements on behalf of financial institutions in consumer lawsuits and arbitrations. Joel also regularly counsels his financial institution clients on ways to reduce their risk of liability to consumers.

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

"A Nigerian Prince Needs Your Help…Real Life Case Studies of Cybersecurity," ARDA World, April 9, 2019

"Rules Aren’t Made to be Broken – Technology and Compliance," ARDA World, April 9, 2019

"Nevada and California New Privacy Laws," Nevada Bankers Association and Risk Management Association Las Vegas Chapter, October 29, 2019

"GDPR is Coming to the Golden State: Does Any of This Apply to Me?" Receivables Management Association Annual Conference, February 6, 2019 

Publications

Co-author, "Mechanic's Liens in Practice," Practical Law, March 2019 

Credentials 

Education

Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1997)
Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal; Member, Order of the Coif

Pennsylvania State University (B.A. 1993, with highest distinction)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Class Student Marshal

Admissions

Nevada

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit