Named a "Rising Star" by Law360 in 2021, Lin Kahn is one of only five antitrust lawyers in the country to receive the honor of "Top Attorneys Under 40" this year. Lin has more than a decade of experience in private practice and public service focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations. Lin spent five years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served as lead litigation and trial counsel in the agency's successful challenge to a price-fixing conspiracy and other anticompetitive conduct in the dental industry. As a first-chair trial lawyer, Lin has developed winning litigation strategies, built compelling narratives, delivered opening and closing arguments, examined adverse witnesses resulting in key admissions, and argued motions with success. 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.
In private practice, Lin represents clients in government investigations and high-stakes antitrust litigation. She defends clients against claims arising from a broad range of alleged anticompetitive conduct, including no-poach agreements, group boycotts, and monopolization. She also represents clients in merger matters, including vertical merger challenges and transactions involving nascent competition.
Lin received the Janet D. Steiger Award during her time at the FTC.
- 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