Manny graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal and the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Association. During his second year, he was awarded a Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship, during which he studied Mandarin and took courses on Chinese legal institutions and Chinese business law. He also interned at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and participated in the GW-Oxford International Human Rights Law Program.
Prior to law school, Manny spent several years working at government relations and global risk advisory firms in Washington, DC and Beijing. He speaks Mandarin and served as an English Writing and International Trade instructor at Beijing Union University's Business Campus.