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Donna Epps - Participant

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

Ms. Epps previously served as Verizon’s Director of Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs where she developed and advocated Verizon’s federal regulatory policy positions on a variety of issues, including competition policy, internet and broadband policy, privacy and consumer protection issues. In that role, she represented Verizon before the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

Ms. Epps began her career at Verizon as a federal regulatory lawyer where she was responsible for advising clients on federal regulatory issues impacting the company, and interfacing with federal agencies on critical policy issues impacting the company.

In addition to her work at Verizon, Ms. Epps serves as a Trustee on the National Urban League Board and on the National Council of La Raza Corporate Advisory Board. She is a former trustee of the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Epps was in private practice with the law firm of Covington and Burling, a Washington, D.C-based law firm.  She 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.



Verizon Communications


Vice President, Public Policy & Strategic Alliances