Overview

Joy Tsai is a mid-level associate in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group.  She concentrates her practice on representing banks and other companies that offer a variety of consumer financial products and services.  

Joy has significant experience performing regulatory due diligence reviews for investors in connection with transactions from financings and portfolio acquisitions to mergers and acquisitions.  Her recent work includes reviews of:

  • Home improvement and solar companies in connection with clients’ purchase of credit receivables and equity investments;
  • Clean energy financing companies offering leases, power purchase agreements, and community solar subscriptions in connection with clients’ extension of warehouse lines of credit;
  • Credit card issuer and its servicer in connection with a client’s purchase of receivables across multiple credit card programs; and
  • Fintech companies that use alternative data to underwrite consumer loans in connection with clients’ purchase of credit receivables. 

Joy regularly counsels clients on compliance with federal and state consumer finance laws, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Military Lending Act (MLA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and prohibitions on unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP).  She recently advised an early-stage company on complex state licensing and product terms requirements, and assisted a point-of-sale financing company entering into the US market with development of its compliance management program.

Joy also represents companies in responding to government investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state regulators.   

Joy is actively involved in Mayer Brown initiatives.  She serves on the Recruiting Committee and Associates and Counsel Committee, and co-chairs the Washington DC office’s Asian-American Pacific Islander Affinity Group.  Recently, Joy was selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program.  Prior to joining the firm, Joy was an associate at another Washington DC law firm.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Education

Duke University School of Law, JD
Executive Editor, Alaska Law Review

Duke University, BA, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York