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Lina Khan

Senior Fellow

Lina Khan is Senior Fellow with the Open Markets Institute. She researches antitrust law and competition policy and identifies potential legal reforms.

Khan’s work has been published by the Yale Law Journal and the Harvard Law & Policy Review, as well as by the New York Times, Politico, and Washington Post. Her piece “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox” won the Yale Law Journal’s Michael Egger Prize and the Yale Law School’s Israel H. Peres Prize. Her antitrust work has been cited by The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Economist, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal, and she has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, and Fox Business News.

From 2015-2017 Khan litigated on behalf of homeowners against financial institutions through Yale’s Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic, and spent summers litigating at Gupta Wessler PLLC, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Williams College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Latest Work

The New Yorker: The New York Hustle of Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Date Published: November 17, 2018

Open Markets senior fellow Lina Khan talks to Anand Giridharadas at The New Yorker about Amazon and how it has gained leverage in its search for a city for its new headquarters in the amount of data its collected about cities and states across America. “It’ll use this research to inform future expansion,” says Khan. “And Amazon extracted the best deal through exercising its bargaining power over cities. The end outcome was to further enhance its dominance.”

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