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President and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Previously he taught at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to teaching, Manne practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins, clerked for Hon. Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. He was also once (very briefly) employed by the FTC. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago.

Geoffrey Manne on the FTC’s case against Facebook

CNN Business – ICLE President Geoffrey Manne on the FTC’s complaint asking courts to mandate that Facebook provide, if necessary, “support or services from Facebook” to ensure that independent apps can survive.

“It sort of defeats the purpose,” Manne said, “and it doesn’t do what most critics would like, because it virtually ensures that every social media company looks like every other.”