Lina Khan, Chair, Federal Trade Commission

Lina Khan

Chair, Federal Trade Commission

Lina M. Khan was born in March 1989 in London, England. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was 11 years old. She earned an undergraduate degree from Williams College and received a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. She worked at the New America Foundation during her years as a student.

Khan served as legal director for the Open Markets Institute, a spin-off from New America. She joined Columbia Law School as an academic fellow and later joined the school’s faculty as an Associate Professor of Law.

Khan worked as a Legal Fellow at the Federal Trade Commission, then served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.

She was nominated by President Joe Biden to be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Her nomination was confirmed by the Senate and she assumed office in June 2021. President Biden then appointed her chair of the FTC.

Khan is married to Dr. Shah Ali, a cardiologist.

In the News…

Consumer fraud is on the increase, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan told members of the House Committee on Energy and Trade. Khan stated that digital platforms are partly responsible for the escalation.

“Fraud has continued to surge,” she said before the House committee. “One reason is that fraud today is supercharged by digital platforms where this conduct is tolerated and even promoted.”

Chairwoman Khan did not name any online platforms or specify what actions the FTC might take. However, the Commission could face legal hurdles in regulating online platforms, as a law, known as Section 230, typically protects internet companies from liability for the actions of their users.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Chairwoman Khan today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Lina Khan, Chair
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC  20580


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