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Under Khan’s leadership, staffers air frustrations in wake of survey (FTCWatch)

By Mike Swift , Kathleen Murphy , Michael Acton , Maxwell Fillion , and Curtis Eichelberger
  • 09 Jun 2022 05:01
  • 08 Jun 2022 21:19
The following article appeared in the June 7 issue of FTCWatch. For more information on FTCWatch, including getting access to its exclusive content, please go to

When Lina M. Khan took the reins of the Federal Trade Commission a year ago, she inherited a regulatory force of 1,100 staffers poised to

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

Kathleen Murphy

Senior Reporter

Kathleen Murphy is a senior reporter for FTCWatch and previously served as an editor in the MLex Washington, DC, office.

Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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