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JEFFERIES LLC
520 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022

PIPER JAFFRAY & CO
50 California Street, Suite 3100
San Francisco, California 94111

GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC
330 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10017

VIA EDGAR
January 19, 2018

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F. Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20549-3628

Attention:
Christine Torney
 
Jim Rosenberg
 
Chris Edwards
 
Erin Jaskot
 
 
 
 
Re:
Menlo Therapeutics Inc. Registration Statement on Form S-1
 
 
File No. 333-222324
 
 
Acceleration Request

Ladies and Gentlemen:

As representatives of the several underwriters of the proposed public offering of 5,666,667 shares of common stock of Menlo Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”), we hereby join the Company’s request to accelerate the date of the above-referenced Registration Statement, as then amended, effective as of 4:30 p.m. (New York time) on January 22, 2018, or as soon thereafter as is practicable.

Pursuant to Rule 460 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, we wish to advise you that we have distributed approximately 705 copies of the Company’s preliminary prospectus, dated January 12, 2018, through the date hereof, to underwriters, dealers, institutions and others. The undersigned have been informed by the participating underwriters that they have complied and will continue to comply with Rule 15c2-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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Very truly yours,
 
 
JEFFERIES LLC
PIPER JAFFRAY & CO
GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC
As representatives of the several underwriters
 
 
By:
JEFFERIES LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Michael Brinkman
 
Name: Michael Brinkman
 
Title: Managing Director
 
 
By:
PIPER JAFFRAY & CO
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Christie L. Christina
 
Name: Christie L. Christina
 
Title: Managing Director
 
 
By:
GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Shiv Taylor
 
Name: Shiv Taylor
 
Title: Senior Managing Director

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