Alexander M. Lodge



Alexander Lodge, Ph.D., is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice.

In 2015, Dr. Lodge was a summer associate with Foley in the firm’s Madison office. He also worked as a research assistant with the University of Iowa, College of Law, where he conducted research on cases and current issues in patent law and generated a database of Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on slip opinions mapping trends in patent decisions for academic writing. Prior to that, Dr. Lodge served as a graduate research assistant with the University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry. His research involved synthesis and evaluation of inhibitors for acetylcholinesterase. He also worked as an intern with Bio-Research Products and Procter & Gamble, where he focused on product research and development.


Dr. Lodge earned his law degree from University of Iowa, College of Law (J.D., 2016), where he was involved in the Journal of Corporation Law as a student writer for Vol. 40 and as senior note & comment editor for Vol. 41. During this time, he was also an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, president of the Intellectual Property Law Society, a secretary and Midwest Regional Board member of the Black Law Students Association, and was awarded the AIPLEF Sidney B. Williams Intellectual Property/Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship and the University of Iowa’s Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.

Dr. Lodge earned his doctorate degree in chemistry from University of Iowa, Graduate College (Ph.D., 2013), where he served as a member of the National Organization for the professional advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and Alpha Chi Sigma. He graduated from Grambling State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2006) with a major in chemistry.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Dr. Lodge is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the National Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association for African-American Lawyers, and the American Chemical Society.

Community Engagement

Dr. Lodge is actively involved as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Kappa Alpha Psi Guide Right Program, and the Iowa City Community School District in the organization’s community education district-wide advisory council.


  • “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad NCAA ?. . . The Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA Decision’s Impact on the NCAA Amateurism Model,” J. Corp. Law, Vol. 41.3 (2016)
  • Co-author, “Development of Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships for the Binding Affinity of Methoxypyridinium Cations for Human Acetylcholinesterase,” J. Mol. Graphics and Modelling (2015)
  • Co-author, “Reversible Inhibition of Human Acetylcholinesterase by Methoxypyridinium Species,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2013)
  • Co-author, “Experimental Determination of the Dissolution Kinetics of Zero-Valent Iron in the Presence of Organic Complexants,” Env. Chem. (2007)