As Silicon Valley giants face scrutiny from US regulators, executives from the industry have lined up to join president-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams.
The list of volunteers include execs from Airbnb, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Dell, DropBox, Microsoft’s LinkedIn, Lyft, Stripe and Uber.
The Biden administration will need to oversee multiple high-profile legal cases, such as the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Google, and the Federal Trade Commission’s inquiries into Amazon’s business practices.
Among the executives who’ve enlisted as volunteers and therefore serve “for informational purposes” is Amazon’s international tax planning director, Tom Sullivan, who is listed under the Department of State, while Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn’s senior director of North America policy is supporting Biden’s Department of the Treasury transition team.
As CNBC reports, no one on the agency review team has recently worked for Google, but there is an employee from Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs on the