Alexander C. Drylewski

Alexander C. Drylewski

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials

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 the ride-hail industry, including litigation challenging administrative rulemaking and regulations;
  • obtaining numerous dismissals of securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits involving alleged violations of federal securities laws;
  • defending UBS in a first-of-its-kind trial involving over $2 billion in claims relating to residential mortgage-backed securities;
  • defending Yahoo! Inc. in post-arbitration litigation with Microsoft Corporation regarding alleged breach of contract; and
  • representing numerous pro bono clients, including in connection with federal death penalty litigation, deprivation of constitutional rights, and matters relating to housing and evictions.

Mr. Drylewski was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal for 2020 and a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation for 2021. He also has been named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Additionally, he was recognized twice in 2020 by The American Lawyer for his representations of Lyft Inc. in successfully invalidating a new “cruising cap” rule in New York City, and Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation in successfully compelling individual arbitration in class action litigation relating to the MakerDAO blockchain platform.

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