Lin Kahn has more than a decade of experience defending against and prosecuting antitrust matters in private practice and public service. Lin recently spent five years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served as lead litigation and trial counsel in the agency's successful price-fixing and anticompetitive conduct lawsuit against major players in the dental industry. During her tenure at the FTC, she also led a number of merger investigations in industries such as technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and health care.
Lin helps clients navigate high-stakes antitrust litigation, merger review, and government investigations. Drawing on her experiences as a first-chair trial lawyer and former government enforcer, she has led clients through claims arising from a broad range of issues, including conspiracies to eliminate nascent competition, no-poach agreements, monopolization, group boycotts, killer acquisitions, and vertical merger challenges. Lin was one of only five antitrust lawyers in the country to receive the honor of "Top Attorneys Under 40" from Law360 in 2021.
Lin is co-chair of Jones Day's Asian Lawyers Affinity Group and is active in the Firm's pro bono practice.
FTC Resurrects Unilateral Preapproval in Merger Investigation Settlements to Halt Future "Anticompetitive" M&A and Introduces Changes to Second Request Reviews, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 25, Issue 10
FTC Resurrects Unilateral Preapproval in Merger Investigation Settlements to Halt Future "Anticompetitive" M&A
Supreme Court Blocks FTC from Obtaining Monetary Remedies in Most Antitrust and Consumer Protection Cases
- Spring 2023
The Adaptable Antitrust Laws (CLA Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Spring 2023, Vol. 33, No. 1)
- December 2021
FTC Resurrects Unilateral Preapproval in Merger Investigation Settlements to Halt Future “Anticompetitive” M&A and Introduces Changes to Second Request Reviews, The M&A Lawyer, Vol. 25, Issue 10
- March 28, 2023
New corridors for market regulation: expanding the law; GCR Live panel
- June 8, 2022
From Investigation to Litigation — Practical Skills for Handling Pharma Matters and Beyond, ABA Panel
- September 23, 2021
Big Tech and the Hot Seat: Coordinated Antitrust Enforcement in the Tech Sector, California Lawyers Association
- June 23, 2021
Big Tech and Antitrust: Understanding Coordinated Enforcement in Tech, California Lawyers Association CLE Program
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2008; Outstanding Oral Advocate, Fall 2006 Moot Court); University of California, San Diego (B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Management Science/Economics magna cum laude 2004; Provost's Honors List)
- California and U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California
- Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, San Francisco (2015-2020)
"Rising Stars, Top Attorneys Under 40," Law360 (2021)
Janet D. Steiger Award, Federal Trade Commission