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Albina Gasanbekova

Associate - washington, dc


Legal Expertise

Albina Gasanbekova is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the international disputes and litigation groups. Albina represents private-sector and governmental clients involved in cross-border disputes, including international commercial arbitration and national court litigation and claims brought under multilateral and bilateral investment and trade treaties under public international law. Albina also has experience in a number of legal areas, including commercial contracts, treaties, and intellectual property defending clients against infringement allegations as well as protecting clients’ copyright and trademark rights.  She is also a bilingual (Russian, English), dual-qualified in both common law and civil law, and can help clients orient and navigate in a wide variety of legal systems and jurisdictions.”

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented surviving crew members and their immediate family members in a lawsuit against a foreign state brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Terrorism Exception. This matter involves litigation and briefing of all aspects of the FSIA including obtaining jurisdiction over a sovereign state sponsor of terrorism.
  • Member of litigation team representing a judgment creditor seeking to enforce international commercial arbitration awards against a foreign state.
  • Member of litigation team representing real estate clients in breach of contract litigation.
  • Member of litigation team representing media companies in copyright infringement actions.
  • Member of litigation team representing the victims of a commercial airplane hijacking (June 1985) for compensation from Iran under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Terrorism Exception.
  • Represented a start-up company in a high-stakes commercial dispute brought under domestic arbitration rules.
  • Member of litigation team that successfully won summary judgment on behalf an insurance company in software infringement action.

Honors & Awards

  • Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree (Georgetown University Law Center, May 2015) 
  • "Rising Star," New York Super Lawyers (2019-2020, 2024)

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • ITA in Review | Editorial Board




  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court
  •      District of Columbia
  •      Southern District of New York
  • Russia


Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2015, with Distinction, Dean’s List

Russian State University of Justice, Degree in Law (J.D. Equivalent), 2010


  • Russian
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