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Press Release | July 28, 2020

House Must Grill Tech CEOs About Hiring Through The Revolving Door

Congressional OversightTech


Contact: Jeff Hauser, (202) 957 – 9719 [email protected]

Ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s rescheduled hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple tomorrow, the Revolving Door Project Executive Director Jeff Hauser issued the following statement:

“We’re glad to see Chairman David Cicilline exert meaningful oversight of the Big Tech giants that have taken over key sectors of our modern economy. However, Big Tech has hired lawyers and economists straight out of the FTC and DOJ for years, who now stand ready to exploit insider knowledge and undermine their former colleagues. Plus, Apple’s lobbying chief is helping pick Joe Biden’s vice president, a Google alumnus is influencing his policy, and Facebook has a long relationship with possible appointee Kamala Harris. As we wrote in Washington Monthly this month, better policy ideas alone won’t stop monopolies. We urge the Antitrust Subcommittee to aggressively question each CEO about their hiring practices, and pass sweeping ethics reforms to close this revolving door once and for all.”

Below are links to some of our most recent writing and research on Big Tech, antitrust, and corporate capture:


Kamala Harris’ Deep History Of Letting Facebook Off The Hook | Sludge (Max Moran)

Better Policy Ideas Alone Won’t Stop Monopolies | Washington Monthly (Jeff Hauser, Max Moran, and Andrea Beaty)

How Biden Can Prove He’s Serious About Busting Corporate Monopolies | Washington Monthly (Andrea Beaty)

Apple Gets A Boot In Joe Biden’s Door | American Prospect (Max Moran)

How Big Tech Is Preparing For A Biden Presidency | Washington Monthly (Max Moran)

Blog Posts:

The Top Revolving Door Jobs For Ex-FTC Lawyers And Economists | Revolving Door Project Blog (Andrea Beaty)

Sonal Shah Is Everything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Not | Revolving Door Project Blog (Max Moran)

Amazon Won’t Play Fair In Commerce Or Congress | Revolving Door Project Blog (Andrea Beaty)

Facebook Picks Up Senior FTC Official To Undermine Her Former Employees | Revolving Door Project Blog (Andrea Beaty)

BigLaw Jobs Are The Most Popular Next Step For Ex-FTC Antitrust Lawyers | Revolving Door Project Blog (Max Moran)


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