Monica Bay is a journalist, analyst and provocateur. She is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, concentrating on the CodeX Blog. Bay also is a columnist at Above The Law and co-host (with Robert Ambrogi) of the Law Techology Now podcast (Legal Talk Network). She also writes for Thomson Reuters, Legaltech News (ALM) and others.
In 2015, Bay retired from ALM, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Technology News for 17 years in New York and senior editor for 13 years at The Recorder in San Francisco. Her New York unit won 64 journalism and design awards, and she was the inaugural recipient of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award from Women Who Lead. In 2016, Bay was named a Legal Rebels Trailblazer by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal/Legal Talk Network—and was among the 10 “2016 Women of Legal Tech” selected by ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center.
Long active in cyberspace, Bay helped “The Late Show with David Letterman” establish its first website on AOL. She got her journalism chops covering rock and roll for the Minnesota Daily while in graduate school (journalism and sociology) at the University of Minnesota. Bay earned her B.A. at the University of California Santa Cruz, with honors, and her J.D. at the University of San Francisco. A member of the California bar, Bay is based in Lakeville, CT. But she can often be found at Yankee Stadium or on a United Airlines flight to SFO.