Geoffrey Manne - Rapporteur, Participant

Geoffrey A. Manne is the founder and Executive Director of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) and a Lecturer in Law at Lewis & Clark Law School based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Senior Fellow at TechFreedom. He is an expert in antitrust, telecommunications, intellectual property and consumer protection, among other subjects. Prior to founding ICLE, Professor Manne was a law professor specializing in antitrust law and economics, intellectual property law and economics, corporate governance and international economic regulation. His publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Supreme Court Economic Review and the Columbia Business Law Review. From 2006-2009, he took a leave from teaching to direct Microsoft’s law and economics academic outreach program. He is a noted antitrust law and technology policy expert (described by Herbert Hovenkamp (the “dean of American Antitrust Law”) as a “top scholar of competition policy and intellectual property”), and is an expert in the economic analysis of law, drawing on A.B. and J.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

Professor Manne practiced antitrust law and appellate litigation at Latham & Watkins and served as a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. He clerked for Judge 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. With FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, Professor Manne is the editor of a volume from Cambridge University Press entitled Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Law Under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation. He blogs at Truth on the Market (of which he is also the co-founder) and tweets at @geoffmanne and @laweconcenter. Professor Manne is a member of the Virginia Bar and the Bars of the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the Canadian Law and Economics Association, and the International Society for New Institutional Economics.



International Center for Law and Economics


Executive Director