Joyce Payne Yette

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Washington, DC

Previous Experience

  • Special Counsel, Covington & Burling
  • Associate General Counsel, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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Joyce Payne Yette

Managing Director and General Counsel

Joyce assists clients with due diligence activities and oversees Promontory’s legal affairs, including advising the firm on ethics, governance, operations, risk management issues, and all client matters.


Joyce began her career at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in commercial real estate development and general corporate transactions. Later, as associate general counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, she managed the structuring and financing of the transit agency’s public and private community development projects.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Wofford College

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Director, Council on Legal Education Opportunity
  • McDaniel College Board of Trustees
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Advisory Board

Representative Engagements

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