US: Open Markets Institute’s antitrust pro joins FTC

Khan, the director of legal policy at Washington think tank Open Markets Institute, will work as a legal fellow for the next few months for Chopra, one of two Democratic commissioners at the agency, he said Monday on Twitter, reported Bloomberg.

“Lina is sharp as a tack and works her fingers to the bone,” Chopra said. “I have no doubt she will be a valuable member of the FTC team as we think about how to tackle the pressing issues that lie ahead.”

Khan has risen to prominence in Washington antitrust circles for her work on Amazon, appearing on numerous panels to make the case that technology platforms like the online retail giant represent a threat to competitive markets.

Khan joins the FTC as Chairman Joe Simons said that the agency will host a series of public hearings this year on competition policy, including examining the online economy and whether technology firms are undermining competition.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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