Lina Khan teaches and writes about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, the antimonopoly tradition, and law and political economy. Several of her writings have focused on the ways that dominant digital platforms freshly reveal the shortcomings of the current approach to antitrust. In June 2021, Khan began serving a seven-year term as chair of the Federal Trade Commission.
Khan’s work has been published by the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal. The New York Times has described Khan’s scholarship as having “reframed decades of monopoly law,” and Politico has called her “a leader of a new school of antitrust thought.” Her article “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” was awarded the 2018 Antitrust Writing Award for Best Academic Unilateral Conduct Article, her article “The Separation of Platforms and Commerce” won the 2019 Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund’s Best Antitrust Article on Remedies, and her co-authored article “The Case for ‘Unfair Methods of Competition’ Rulemaking” received the 2020 Antitrust Writing Award for Best General Antitrust Academic Article.
Khan’s scholarship has also been profiled or discussed by The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Economist, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She has been named to the Politico 50, Foreign Policy magazine’s Global Thinkers, Prospect magazine’s Top 50 Thinkers, WIRED25, National Journal 50, and Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders.
Prior to joining Columbia Law in 2020, Khan served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, where she helped lead the Committee’s investigation into digital markets and the publication of its landmark report. She has also served as legal adviser to Commissioner Rohit Chopra at the Federal Trade Commission and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.
Khan is currently on leave serving in the federal government.
- “The End of Antitrust History Revisited,” 133 Harvard Law Review 1655 (2020)
- “The Case for ‘Unfair Methods of Competition’ Rulemaking,” 87 The University of Chicago Law Review 357 (2020) (with Rohit Chopra)
- “The Separation of Platforms and Commerce,” 119 Columbia Law Review 937 (2019)
- “A Skeptical View of Information Fiduciaries,” 133 Harvard Law Review 497 (2019) (with David E. Pozen)
- “Sources of Tech Platform Power,” 2 Georgetown Law & Technology Review 325 (2018)
- “The Ideological Roots of America’s Market Power Problem,” 127 Yale Law Journal Forum 960 (2018)
- “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” 126 Yale Law Journal 710 (2017)
News and Press
- “A Guide to the Antitrust Battle’s Biggest Players,” Bloomberg (October 24, 2019)
- “Wired25: Lina Khan,” Wired (October 15, 2019)
- “This Legal Scholar Has Some Bold Ideas for How to Take on Major Companies Like Amazon,” Time (October 10, 2019)
- “Lina Khan: This isn’t just about antitrust. It’s about values,” Financial Times (March 29, 2019)
- “Meet the New Trustbusters,” Washington Monthly (April 2019)
- “Politico 50: Lina Khan,” Politico (September 2018)
- “How to Fight Amazon (Before You Turn 29),” The Atlantic (August 15, 2018)
- “Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea,” The New York Times (September 7, 2018)
- “Is Amazon Getting Too Big?” The Washington Post (July 28, 2017)