Overview Melissa J. El Menaouar Associate melmenaouar foley.com Download vCard Melissa Jeddeloh El Menaouar, Ph.D., is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice. In 2012, Dr. El Menaouar served as a summer associate and later as a part-time student associate with Foley. She also worked as a summer judicial clerk for Judge William M. Conley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to beginning her legal career, Dr. El Menaouar gained extensive academic and research experience at institutions such as the University of Wisconsin; University of California, Davis; and the University of Northern Iowa. Education Dr. El Menaouar earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013). She has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Davis (2007), and her B.A. in chemistry and biology from the University of Northern Iowa (cum laude, 2003). Admissions Dr. El Menaouar is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Publications Co-author, "A Library of 3-Aryl-4,5-dihydroisoxazole-5-carboxamides." Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, 9(6), 1041-1045. Co-author, "Identification of 2-nonynoic acid, a cosmetic component, as potential trigger of primary biliary cirrhosis." Journal of Autoimmunity, 27(1), 7-16. Co-author, "Aminodeoxychorismate Synthase Inhibitors from One-Bead One-Compound Combinatorial Libraries: 'Staged' Inhibitor Design." Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 49(25), 7413-7426.