US President Joe Biden is likely to appoint 32 years old Pakistani-Origin Lina Khan, an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, as Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC).
“President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission,” according to the statement issued by the white house.
The statement said,
Lina 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. 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. 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. 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. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.
If she is appointed by the Biden administration and approved by the Senate, she will become the youngest ever FTC commissioner.
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
While being a law student at Yale, Khan has written 96 pages on the subject “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” which was published by the Yale Law Journal in January 2017.
Largely, Khan argues that in this age of the Internet, there is a need for an ancient antitrust framework. She says the user’s argument alone is not enough or any cleverness is not enough.
Lina has framed the competitive policy of platforms markets in the next round in the form of two questions.
Earlier, FTC Acting Chairperson Rebecca Slater said that the agency would take aggressive steps towards tech.