Aigerim Saudabayeva
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Aigerim Saudabayeva is an associate in the antitrust group in Axinn’s Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on merger clearance and litigation.

Aigerim received her law degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, where she served as the Senior Submissions Editor for the Southern California Law Review, Academic Chair of the Gold Honors Scholars, and Human Rights Chair of the International Law and Relations Organization. She also worked as a student attorney with the International Human Rights Clinic and as a research assistant to Professors Hannah Garry and Felipe Jimenez assisting on projects ranging from refugee law to private law theory.

While in law school, Aigerim was an intern for the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, where she worked with the International Section. She also spent her last semester as a Dean Acheson trainee in the cabinet of Judge Paul Nihoul at the European Union General Court in Luxembourg, focusing on cases pertaining to competition law.

She graduated from Barnard College in 2015 with a BA in Economics, where she spent her junior year abroad at Oriel College at the University of Oxford. Upon graduation, Aigerim returned to Oxford where she earned her Master of Philosophy in Sociology and Demography. She was a summer associate with Axinn in 2021.

Thought Leadership


  • JD – University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (2022)
  • M. Phil., Sociology and Demography – University of Oxford (2017)
  • BA, Economics – Barnard College (2015)


  • District of Columbia

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