Alexander C. Drylewski focuses on securities and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He defends corporations, financial institutions and individuals in a broad spectrum of civil actions including securities fraud, shareholder derivative and mortgage-backed securities litigation.

Bio

Mr. Drylewski’s representative matters include:

  • defending UBS Real Estate Securities Inc. in a first-of-its-kind trial involving over $2 billion in claims asserted by U.S. Bank National Association in its capacity as trustee for several residential mortgage-backed securities trusts;
  • helping obtain dismissal of a securities class action brought by shareholders of Iconix Brand Group Inc. involving alleged violations of the federal securities laws;
  • representing commercial lending companies in the New York State Commercial Division and Appellate Division in connection with litigation relating to the New York and Chicago taxi industries;
  • helping to secure the complete dismissal, without leave to replead, of a shareholder derivative action brought by shareholders of Pfizer Inc. arising out of the company’s resolution of alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations;
  • helping to obtain the dismissal of securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation brought by shareholders of Kid Brands, Inc. involving allegations that the defendants failed to adequately oversee the company’s customs practices. The representation included multiple dismissals at the trial court level and an affirmance by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit;
  • defending a chief financial officer in a securities fraud action arising out of the government investigation of alleged off-label promotion of pharmaceutical drugs;
  • defending financial institutions and their affiliates in numerous mortgage-backed securities actions, including suits brought under federal securities laws;
  • 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
  • defending Yahoo! Inc. in post-arbitration litigation with Microsoft Corporation regarding alleged breach of contract.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2009
  • B.A., Colgate University, 2001

Admissions

  • New York

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2009-2010)

Alexander C. Drylewski

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