Ariel Diamond advises telecommunications industry members on regulatory, legislative, and compliance issues at the state and federal levels, including before public utility commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, and the Administration.

Ariel's practice touches on a variety of issues including technical and policy implications for 5G and the Internet of Things, international spectrum policy and strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and wireless license transfers and assignments. She has considerable insight into current wireless regulatory and legal issues as a result of working directly with CTIA (the trade association representing the wireless industry) and prior FCC experience where she managed rulemakings that affected the wireless industry.

Ariel was a key member of the team that helped secure federal approval for T-Mobile's merger with Sprint and was involved in drafting and finalizing related appellate and public utility commission filings in multiple states. She has also developed robust experience in resiliency and disaster response policy and compliance issues, including by serving as an alternate member of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group. In that role, she served as the lead editor of the Working Group's Report and Recommendations, which were unanimously adopted by the full committee.

Ariel joined DLA Piper from the FCC Attorney Honors Program, where she worked as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau on a variety of wireless and international spectrum policy and licensing issues. There, she served as a primary drafter of the 3.7-4.2 GHz Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and presented the item for Commission approval.

In law school, Ariel was the Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Technology Law Journal. Her legal experience also includes internships with the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Office of FCC Chairman Wheeler, and at an entrepreneurial media company.

Ariel is actively involved in pro bono work and represents clients in asylum and other immigration matters.