Dana Zelman works on regulatory, transactional, and national security matters affecting wireless and wireline telecommunications and related technologies; submarine cables and satellite systems; media ownership; and other telecommunications and technology issues.

She has represented clients in national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and "Team Telecom" executive branch agencies, including structuring and negotiating national security agreements. She also assists domestic and international telecommunications providers on securing federal and state regulatory approvals for mergers and acquisitions, as well as provides advice on other communications and information security matters. Dana joined DLA Piper after five years at the Federal Communications Commission, with time in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB).

In PSHSB, Dana focused on 911 regulations (including E911 location accuracy; wireless resiliency; texting to 911; and Next Generation 911 governance) and network security. She organized workshops on 911 service and the security of next generation public safety communications networks and served as liaison to the Cybersecurity Working Group of the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture. Dana also worked on the security and use of Geospatial Information Systems with 911; implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and related cyber risk management assurances; identity, credential, and access management (ICAM); and 5G and IoT security. In WCB, Dana served as Legal Advisor to Bureau Chief on matters related to telecommunications access policy and regulation and administration of the Universal Service Fund, including the Connect America Fund; Lifeline program; E-rate program; Rural Health Care program; and other USF-related issues.