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Donna Epps - Participant

Donna Epps serves as Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances for Verizon Communications. In this role, Ms. Epps is responsible for managing Verizon’s domestic public policy efforts, including policy development and issues management. Ms. Epps also is responsible for managing Verizon’s relationships with strategic third party organizations, including those representing various different consumer interests.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Epps worked in Verizon’s Federal Regulatory Affairs group where she developed and advocated Verizon’s federal regulatory policy positions on a variety of issues, including competition policy, pricing, broadband policy, privacy and consumer protection issues.

Ms. Epps began her career at Verizon as a federal regulatory lawyer. In that role, she was responsible for advising clients on federal regulatory issues impacting the company, and interfacing with both the FCC and FTC on critical policy issues impacting the company.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Epps was an Associate at the law firm of Covington and Burling, in Washington, D.C.  Before joining Covington, Ms. Epps was a law clerk to Judge Audrey B. Collins of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Epps earned her J.D., with distinction, from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts with degree in Journalism and Public Relations from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and North Carolina.

Ms. Epps serves on the National Urban League Board of Trustees, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Corporate Advisory Board, and the National Council of La Raza Corporate Advisory Board. Ms. Epps is also a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age. She is a former trustee of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation.



Verizon Communications


Vice President, Public Policy & Strategic Alliances