Analysis

Lina Khan Is Rewriting The FTC's Rulebook

By Bryan Koenig (February 9, 2022, 12:58 PM EST) -- After a little over a half-year in the Federal Trade Commission's top post, Lina Khan, a Big Tech critic, Amazon nemesis and the youngest chair in the agency's history, has already made major inroads reshaping the FTC into a more aggressive watchdog of mergers and conduct that threatens consumers and competition.

Khan has already instituted a number of competition policy changes through a series of party-line votes, inciting critics and signaling the path ahead for an FTC eager to push the bounds of its authority to stop, and discourage, anti-competitive mergers and expand its rulemaking powers.

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