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.

In the News…

Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission, wrote that it is critical for her agency to monitor the risks of the rise of artificial intelligence. 

“As companies race to deploy and monetize A.I., the Federal Trade Commission is taking a close look at how we can best achieve our dual mandate to promote fair competition and to protect Americans from unfair or deceptive practices,” Chairwoman Khan wrote.  

“Although these tools are novel, they are not exempt from existing rules, and the F.T.C. will vigorously enforce the laws we are charged with administering, even in this new market,” she added.  

She said existing laws on fairness and justice will be upheld as AI becomes more widely used in areas like employment, housing, and healthcare. She also stated that guardrails need to be legislated, calling this time a “key decision point,” particularly in the innovation competition with China. 

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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