Dana Zelman works on regulatory, transactional, and national security matters with a focus on telecommunications and technology.  She has experience with wireless and wireline telecommunications and related technologies, including next gen services like 5G; submarine cables; media ownership; and other telecommunications and technology issues.

Dana 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 network security and resiliency and 911 regulations, including location accuracy and Next Generation 911 governance. 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 on matters related to telecommunications access policy 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.