Lina Khan

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Lina M. Khan
Lina Khan 2016.jpg
Lina Khan in 2016
BornLondon, England
Alma materWilliams College (BA 2010), Yale University (JD 2017)
Known for

Lina M. Khan is an English-born American jurist specializing in competition law in the United States.

Khan was born in London to Pakistani parents and moved with them to the United States as a child; she graduated from Williams College in 2010 and received her JD from Yale University in 2017.[1] As a law student at Yale University, she became a public figure in 2017 when her article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon's Antitrust Paradox, made a significant impact in American legal and business circles; the New York Times described it as "reframing decades of monopoly law".[1] In the article, Khan argued that the current American antitrust law framework, which focuses on keeping consumer prices down, cannot account for the anticompetitive effects of platform-based business models such as that of Amazon. She proposed alternative approaches for doing so: "restoring traditional antitrust and competition policy principles or applying common carrier obligations and duties."[2]

After completing her studies, Khan worked as director of legal policy at the Open Markets Institute think tank, which was spun off from the New America think tank following pressure from its sponsor Google after Khan and her team criticized Google's market power.[3] As of 2018 Khan is a Legal Fellow at the Federal Trade Commission with Commissioner Rohit Chopra.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Streitfeld, David (7 September 2018). "Amazon's Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ Khan, Lina M. "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox". Yale Law Journal. 126 (3). Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ Meyer, Robinson (12 June 2018). "How to Fight Amazon (Before You Turn 29)". The Atlantic. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "About". Lina Khan. Retrieved 8 September 2018.