Noah Axler, Litigator and Counsel to Crypto/Blockchain Companies, Joins Anderson Kill as a Shareholder in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA (Sept. 2, 2021) -- Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that Noah Axler, a veteran litigator who focuses much of his practice on advising cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s Philadelphia, PA office. He will practice as a member of the firm’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group and Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group.
Noah comes to Anderson Kill from dual roles. He served as CEO of LawCoin, parent of the blockchain-based investment platform dejure.io, and was also a partner at Axler Goldich, a firm he co-founded that focused on class action and qui tam/whistleblower litigation, as well as serving start-ups and other clients in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
Noah has extensive experience advising clients on the application of securities law to digital assets, as well as KYC/AML, broker-dealer, and custody issues. He has done significant work on the issuance of security tokens and the regulations governing their subsequent trading. He also represents a broad range of clients in complex commercial litigation, including securities, antitrust, and whistleblower cases.
With LawCoin, Noah helped oversee the first tokenization of a litigation finance investment and also played a primary role in ensuring dejure.io’s compliance with regulations governing the offering of private securities. He has also advised an investment fund on strategies for securitizing its portfolio through tokenization.
Noah has been an active litigator for the past 20 years, starting his career at a then-AmLaw 100 firm and later becoming a partner at several firms specializing in class action matters. He has been named lead or co-lead counsel in class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country and achieved numerous settlements for clients and class members. These include United States of America, ex rel, Mitchell Glickstein as Executor for Meyer Glickstein, a recently settled qui tam action resulting in a substantial recovery for the federal government; Riaubia v. Hyundai Motor America, alleging breach of warranty and other claims arising from an auto manufacturing defect, resulting in a settlement valued at over $25 million; and many others.
Stephen D. Palley, chair of Anderson Kill’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Noah, a top-flight litigator and trial lawyer, into our growing national practice. As the law governing crypto and blockchain offerings takes shape, he has helped companies be creative in their offerings and prudent in their compliance. Noah is one of the most innovative and experienced attorneys in the crypto/blockchain space, with decades of success handling complex, high-stakes matters. We can’t wait to work with him."
Noah’s bar admissions include Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Ohio (Inactive); U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. His publications include chapters and articles in The Law of Class Action: 50-State Survey (ABA 2012-2021), Pennsylvania Consumer Law (Bisel 2012-2014), and The Explosion & Evolution of Class Action Law (PBI 2004).