Biden reportedly taps top antitrust scholar for FTC
President Biden is set to nominate influential antitrust scholar Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission, Politico reported Tuesday.
The Columbia University associate professor would be the second person Biden has nominated to a key position who has been heavily pushed by progressive Big Tech critics.
Biden last week appointed Tim Wu as special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy last week.
Khan’s nomination requires the Senate’s confirmation, while Wu’s does not.
Khan is best known for writing “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” a paper which laid out how the e-commerce giant could be violating antitrust law, while a law student at Yale.
She also served as an aide to the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee during its investigation into the monopoly power of major digital platforms.