GW Faculty Weigh in on Confirmation of FTC Chair Lina Khan

FTC Building exterior
July 14, 2021

Lina Khan, named by President Biden as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), was sworn in on June 15, 2021. Since assuming the role, Khan has focused her attention on “protecting the public from corporate abuse,” she said in a statement published by The New York Times. Ms. Khan is particularly a critic of Big Tech. GW Law's faculty members recently shared their thoughts on Ms. Khan’s confirmation and the agency’s upcoming priorities. 

William E. Kovacic
Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director, Competition Law Center
“One of Big Tech’s Biggest Critics Is Now Its Regulator”
June 16, 2021 – The New York Times

Thomas D. Morgan
Oppenheim Professor Emeritus of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law
“Amazon says the new F.T.C. chair, Lina Khan, should recuse herself from investigations”

June 30, 2021 – The New York Times

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law 
“Questions for Proponents of Major Changes in Antitrust Law, by Richard J. Pierce, Jr.”
July 3, 2021 – Notice & Comment, a blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice