Alexander C. Drylewski’s practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation around the world. He represents companies and individuals across nearly every type of industry and dispute, including high-profile commercial litigation involving emerging technologies, government investigations, securities class actions, trials and appeals.

Bio

Mr. Drylewski’s representative matters include:

  • representing numerous clients in connection with blockchain/distributed ledger technologies and related litigation and regulatory issues;
  • advising transportation network companies in connection with litigation and regulatory issues relating to the ride-hail industry, including litigation challenging administrative rulemaking and regulations;
  • obtaining numerous dismissals of securities class actions brought by shareholders of public companies involving alleged violations of federal securities laws;
  • defending a UBS affiliate in a first-of-its-kind trial involving over $2 billion in claims relating to residential mortgage-backed securities;
  • representing commercial lending companies in litigation relating to the taxi and ride-hail industries;
  • defending Yahoo! Inc. in post-arbitration litigation with Microsoft Corporation regarding alleged breach of contract;
  • securing the complete dismissal of a shareholder derivative action arising out of government investigations and the company’s resolution of alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations;
  • obtaining the dismissal and affirmance on appeal of securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation involving allegations that the defendants failed to adequately oversee the company’s customs practices;
  • defending a chief financial officer in a securities fraud action arising out of a government investigation of alleged off-label promotion of pharmaceutical drugs;
  • defending a financial institution in federal litigation following an administrative proceeding brought by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relating to allegations of market manipulation; and
  • representing numerous pro bono clients, including in connection with a lawsuit for deprivation of constitutional rights and matters relating to housing and eviction disputes.

Mr. Drylewski was named a Rising Star by New York Law Journal in 2020. He also has been named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. In January 2020, he was recognized by The American Lawyer for his representation of Lyft Inc. in successfully invalidating a new “cruising cap” rule passed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A., Colgate University

Admissions

  • New York

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Alexander C. Drylewski

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials
alexander.drylewski@skadden.com