June 15, 2021
Statement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers on the Appointment of Lina Khan as Chair of the FTC
We applaud President Biden for appointing Lina Khan as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, following her Senate confirmation earlier today. With a brilliant legal mind and a comprehensive understanding of antitrust issues, Ms. Kahn is the right woman at the right time to lead the agency and will be the youngest FTC Chair in history. She has long been a thought leader in public policy, including because of her groundbreaking article, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, (written while still a law student). From law school to law professor, and most recently, as counsel with the House Judiciary Committee in its ground breaking investigation, she has clearly and confidently defined the threats posed to the public by the dominant tech platforms that have come to control much of our economy and society, including Amazon’s dominance over retail sales and Google’s dominance over search. We welcome Ms. Khan’s leadership and the important work that lies ahead.