Antimonopoly Now: A Conversation on Practice and the Academy with FTC Chair Lina Khan

Mar. 8, 2024
12:10PM - 1:30PM
SLB Room 120
Open to the Yale Community

Please join the LPE Project for a lunch talk with Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan. Khan ‘17 will discuss key recent initiatives at the FTC and the nature of the agency’s new approach; how the new FTC strategy is evolving in response to recent successes and challenges; and what this all suggests for academic work on these topics.

Since her appointment in June 2021, Chair Khan has pushed for aggressive competition enforcement including increased consideration of issues of market power, in line with the original purpose of the antitrust laws. Under Chair Khan, the FTC recently released updated Merger Guidelines that increase scrutiny of proposed acquisitions and successfully challenged a series of mergers in the healthcare industry. Chair Khan has also pushed for expanded consideration of the interaction between labor and competition issues, as exemplified by the FTC’s proposed rule on non-compete agreements and the agency’s Policy Statement on gig work. Chair Khan is an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, currently on leave serving in the federal government. Before joining the FTC she also served as counsel to the House Antitrust Subcommittee, as an FTC adviser, and as legal director at the Open Markets Institute. Chair Khan is a graduate of Yale Law School and has written extensively on antimonopoly issues, including her Note on “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox.”

This event will take place at Yale Law School in a hybrid format. Register to participate in person, or to attend online.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

YLS LPE Student Group

American Constitution Society

Yale Law Democrats

Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy

Information Society Project

Law and Political Economy Project