Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.
Khan is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches and writes about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, and the antimonopoly tradition.
At 32, Khan would be the youngest FTC Commissioner is confirmed by the Senate.
Khan previously served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, where she helped lead the Subcommittee’s investigation into digital markets.
Progressive critics of big tech have been pushing for Khan’s nomination.
“A champion of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and working people, Professor Lina Khan is an extraordinary choice for the Federal Trade Commission,” said Sarah Miller, executive director of the American Economic Liberties Project.
“Professor Khan is recognized internationally for her groundbreaking legal scholarship, her ability to work across the aisle, and her extensive policy expertise. At the FTC, Professor Khan will be critical for guiding the agency out of decades of severe institutional failure.”
Khan was also a legal advisor in the office of Commissioner Rohit Chopra at the Federal Trade Commission and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.
Her antitrust scholarship has received several awards and has been published by the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review.
So very honored and humbled by this nomination, and excited to get to work if I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed!https://t.co/1Bzm0Wkqy3
— Lina Khan (@linamkhan) March 22, 2021