Government Experience

  • District of Columbia—Office of the Attorney General—Civil Litigation Law Clerk
  • Department of Justice—INTERPOL Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau—Office of General Counsel Law Clerk


  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics (2004)
  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D. (2012) Associate Editor, Natural Resources Law Journal
  • American University Washington College of Law, LL.M. Intellectual Property and Criminal Law (Computer Crimes Focus) (2014)
  • Cornell University, M.B.A. (2016)
  • Queen's University, M.B.A. (2016)


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

Garylene (Gage) Javier, CIPP/US


Gage Javier (CIPP/US) is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, where she practices at the intersection of law, business, and technology. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a business and scientific background, she provides strategic legal and business solutions for sophisticated entities, including tech and government contracts clients, in matters associated with incident response, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory compliance, and technology-related litigation.

Gage’s practice includes the full incident lifecycle, including preparing privacy and incident response policies, engaging forensic experts for privileged investigations after intrusions, and finalizing formal data breach notifications. Her regulatory compliance counseling work includes advising on legal obligations associated with various U.S. and international privacy law regimes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), and the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA).

Dedicated to working with her clients to reduce their risk profile, Gage advises clients on data governance issues to address business needs while minimizing risks and complying with a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape and other legal obligations.

Prior to entering private practice, Gage managed the commercial and government contracts department of a security and intelligence firm by providing worldwide security, intelligence, technology, and training services to government and private enterprises. Gage has over 15 years of experience leading teams at the local, regional, and national levels.

Gage is an active member of the American Bar Association. She was competitively selected as an ABA Business Law Section Fellow and for the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy. She is a fellow in the Cyberspace Law Committee and the Young Lawyer Liaison to the Privacy & Cybersecurity Subcommittee for the Consumer Financial Services Committee.

Prior to law school, Gage worked at one of the largest biotechnology corporations in the country.

Representative Matters

  • Representing Microsoft in carrying out various actions disabling IP addresses and domain controlled by malicious million-computer botnets responsible for global spam distribution.
  • Counseling a technology company trusted by Fortune 500 companies and global non-profit entities on a ransomware incident and engage a forensic expert to conduct a privileged forensic investigation.
  • Advising a multinational electronics company on privacy and cybersecurity compliance related to personally identifiable information (PII) and encryption requirements under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
  • Advising a national construction firm on privacy and incident response policy reviews.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Cryptocurrency and Privacy: Data Security Implications and How We Might Solve Them," ABA CFSC Winter Meting 2023 (January 24, 2023). Speaker: Gage Javier.
  • "Practice Area Insights - Understanding and Planning for Cybersecurity Incident Response," (December 16, 2022). Speaker: Gage Javier.
  • "The Intersection of Biometric Technology Privacy and Enforcement Actions," ACC Webinar, 2022. (August 24, 2022). Speakers: Jason Stiehl, Agustin D. Orozco, Gage Javier and Christiana State.
  • "NextGen Privacy - Going Beyond PHI and PII," American Bar Association TIPS Section Conference, Baltimore, MD. (April 27, 2022). Speaker: Garylene (Gage) Javier, CIPP/US.
  • ABA TIPS Section Conference (April 27, 2022). Speakers: Gage Javier
  • “How to Ensure Customer and Workforce Equality in Consumer Financial Services,” ABA Business Law Section Virtual Spring Meeting (April 23, 2021). Co-presenter: Garylene Javier, Kevin Johnson.
  • “Innovation in an Evolving Privacy Landscape,” ABA Business Law Section Consumer Financial Services Committee Winter Meeting (January 27, 2021). Moderator: Garylene Javier.
  • “Navigating Workplace Culture in the Age of #MeToo,” DC Bar Conference (October 20, 2020). Co-presenters: Garylene Javier, Emily Martin.


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September 22, 2022 Gage Javier Appointed to the District of Columbia Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council