Joel E. Tasca

Partner

tasca@ballardspahr.com
Tel 702.868.7511
Fax 702.471.7070
Las Vegas

Joel E. Tasca has spent his entire career of over 20 years in Ballard’s Litigation Department – for several years in Ballard’s Philadelphia office, and now in its Las Vegas office – representing companies of every size, as well as individuals, in complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Joel has represented clients in a broad range of areas of litigation, including, among others, securities fraud litigation, professional malpractice cases, products liability suits, complex business disputes, data breach cases, and open records litigation.

As part of Ballard Spahr's highly-respected Consumer Financial Services Group, Joel specializes in 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.

Publications

"Eighth Circuit Rules Against Telemarketing Company on TCPA Claim, Yet Declares $1.6 Billion in Statutory Damages Unconstitutional," Ballard Spahr alert, 2019

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

"Media Coalition Gains Access to Sealed Warrant Materials in Las Vegas Mass Shooting," Ballard Spahr alert, 2018

"Alleged FCRA Violation Sufficiently Concrete for Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Holds in Spokeo II," Ballard Spahr alert, 2017

"Nev. Supreme Court Holds HOA Foreclosure Statute Constitutional, Splits with Ninth Circuit," Ballard Spahr alert, 2017

"11th Circuit Holds That Entity Collecting Its Own Debt Not "Debt Collector" Under FDCPA," Ballard Spahr alert, 2016 

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts of the FCRA: Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 8, 2020

Speaker, "Data Furnisher Obligations When Consumers Claim Identity Theft," Ballard Spahr webinar, November 6, 2019

Speaker, "What’s Next in Credit Reporting Compliance – Looking to the Future," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 23, 2019

"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

Speaker, "The California Consumer Privacy Act: What Comes Next?" Ballard Spahr webinar, March 20, 2019

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

"Bankruptcy Lawyers' Attacks on Credit Reporting – Developments in Legal Theories and Case Law," Ballard Spahr webinar, 2017

"Assessing Cybersecurity Risks in regulated Industries," Ballard Spahr CLE program, 2017

"Standing and Statutory Damages – Effects of the Supreme Court’s Spokeo Decision," Ballard Spahr webinar, 2016

"HOA Super Lien Litigation: The Latest Events, Trends, and What May Come Next," Ballard Spahr webinar, 2016

"Bankruptcy Lawyers’ New Line of Attack: The Rise of FCRA Claims Stemming from Bankruptcy," Ballard Spahr webinar, 2016

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

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