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Garylene “Gage” Javier is a Litigation Attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Buckley LLP. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), her areas of focus include privacy, data security, and consumer protection, assisting financial services clients overcome regulatory challenges and achieve their business goals.

Ms. Javier helps clients address concerns arising from state and federal laws that apply to data privacy and information security, including: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and Regulation P; the Safeguards Rule; California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA); California Financial Information Privacy Act (CFIPA); the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and its Affiliate Marketing Rule; the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA); and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Ms. Javier’s representative matters include:

  • Counseling on the applicability of exemptions in state and federal privacy laws and their potential operational impacts
     
  • Drafting privacy and data security policies, procedures, and online disclosures to achieve regulatory compliance while taking into account client business objectives
     
  • Assisting clients with analyzing data breach notification laws, and preparing timely consumer and regulator notifications
     
  • Developing privacy and cybersecurity law inventories tailored to client business models to allow for identification of regulatory requirements in daily operations
     
  • Counseling clients on service provider privacy requirements and drafting contract language
     
  • Advising clients on regulatory compliance and supporting litigation matters in areas of consumer lending, business licensing, and other consumer financial services

In 2020, Ms. Javier was one of only 12 individuals competitively selected nationwide to be an American Bar Association Business Law Section Fellow. She is currently a Fellow in the Consumer Financial Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee and the Young Lawyer Representative in the Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee. Ms. Javier also publishes articles and engages in panel discussions on privacy, data security, and related topics.

Ms. Javier is an active member of the firm’s pro bono program and is a committed leader in the legal community. She provides legal representation to the elderly, domestic violence survivors, and small businesses and has represented clients before the D.C. Superior Court, D.C. Court of Appeals, and the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings. Ms. Javier is the founder of the Diverse Bar Coalition – National Capital Region and serves on the Board of Governors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Javier managed the commercial and government contracts department for an intelligence and security firm.

Ms. Javier received her M.B.A. from Cornell University, her LL.M. from American University with a dual concentration in Intellectual Property and Criminal Law with a focus on computer crimes, her J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law, and her B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Publications

Education

  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
  • J.D., Appalachian School of Law
  • LL.M., American University Washington College of Law
  • M.B.A., Cornell University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Government Service

    • Legal Assistant, Center for Health and Homeland Security, Maryland

Memberships & Involvements

    • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

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