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Biden to Name Big Tech Antitrust Foe Lina Khan to FTC (1)

March 22, 2021, 10:30 PM

President Joe Biden will nominate Columbia Law School Professor Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission, arming the agency with an antitrust expert who rose to prominence by warning about the power of dominant technology companies.

The White House on Monday announced Biden’s intent to nominate Khan to the five-member agency. He has yet to pick a permanent head of the commission.

Khan’s selection for the FTC and the hiring of Columbia Law’s Tim Wu as a White House adviser indicate that Biden is prepared to pursue a more interventionist antitrust agenda in which officials are quicker to challenge ...

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