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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.


Antitrust FTC Mergers & Merger Enforcement


I am so smart, s-m-r-t. . . I mean, s-m-a-r-t.

I’m not one to gloat. Ok, yes i am.  As Thom indicated, the court reached what I believe is the right result in the Whole Foods case yesterday. I’ve been beating this drum since the merger challenge was announced (I won’t bother linking, yet again, to the series of posts.  Search for “Whole Foods” up there in the top left corner, if you’re interested).  The court’s order indicates that we can expect a redacted (93 page) decision sometime soon. I very much look forward to it.

Read the full piece here.