Dana Zelman joined DLA Piper after five years at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with time in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB). 

In PSHSB, Dana worked on a variety of public safety communications issues, with a particular focus on 911 regulations (including E911 location accuracy; wireless resiliency; texting to 911; and Next Generation 911 governance and network security. She organized workshops on the use of smartphone applications in 911 service and on 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 issues surrounding the security and use of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) for emergency communications; implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and related cyber risk management assurances; identity, credential, and access management (ICAM); and security of 5G networks and the Internet of Things.

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 Connect America Fund, and other rural and tribal broadband deployment issues; Lifeline program; E-rate program; Rural Health Care program; and other USF-related issues.