Ruth Day
Ruth Day Consulting


For over a decade, Ruth Day has enjoyed taking on novel legal issues in electronic communications and e commerce, providing both pragmatic legal advice and policy analysis for corporate clients. The immediate past Executive Director of the Internet Law and Policy Forum, Ms. Day led the group, the first global network of legal and policy expertise dedicated solely to the Internet, as it built an international program and reputation.

Prior to joining the ILPF, Ms. Day was counsel at AT&T Corp. with AT&T WorldNet Services as a primary client, and before that, manager of government affairs at online pioneer, Prodigy Services Company. At AT&T, Ms. Day provided legal advice and transactional support for a variety of WorldNet's offerings and designed compliance programs for privacy and content liabilities. At Prodigy, she was responsible for state and federal initiatives in telecommunications, online taxation, and content liabilities.

Ms. Day's interest in technology's impact upon the law began while she served as an assistant general counsel for legislation and regulation at the US Department of Commerce. Two assignments of note at the DoC included providing legislative counsel to the National Institute of Standards and Technology and representing the Department on the negotiations to build the international space station. Ms. Day served on the international expert team that designed the first legal regime for the station.

Ms. Day holds an LL.M. in International Transactions from the law faculty of the London School of Economics and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed to practice law in New York State and the District of Columbia. She lives in New York City where she continues to offer legal and policy advice regarding electronic communications and commerce.

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