Alexander C. Drylewski

Alexander C. Drylewski

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials; Securities Litigation; Web3 and Digital Assets

Alex Drylewski is co-head of Skadden’s Web3 and Digital Assets Group. His practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation around the world, and he has represented 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.


Mr. Drylewski’s representative matters include:

  • obtaining numerous dismissals of securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits involving alleged violations of federal securities laws;
  • 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;
  • 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 recognized in Band 1 of Chambers FinTech 2023 for his work in Crypto-Asset Disputes and was named a winner of a 2023 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award (presented by the Burton Awards). He also was recognized in Chambers USA 2023 for his work in securities litigation. In 2022, he was named to the inaugural edition of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America, in addition to being recognized as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He also was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal for 2020 and a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation for 2021. Mr. Drylewski was recognized by The American Lawyer in 2023 for successfully defending Coinbase Global and its CEO against federal securities claims in a proposed class action and in 2021 for representing Capital One in appellate litigation related to the taxi and ride-hail industries. 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 litigation relating to the MakerDAO blockchain platform. 



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


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and District of Columbia Circuits


  • 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; Securities Litigation; Web3 and Digital Assets