Pia F. Aklian


Pia Aklian is a corporate and transactional attorney in the firm’s Business and Transactions department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Pia advises clients ranging from emerging businesses to multinational, public companies across various industries. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Pia advises clients on venture capital investments, licensing arrangements, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters.

Prior to her role at Ballard Spahr, Pia was a corporate attorney in the Philadelphia office of a large regional law firm. Pia also served as general manager and in house counsel to a software company specializing in software development services for life sciences, health care, and business enterprises.

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Guest speaker on Smart Talk, WITF Radio, February 2015


“Clarifying Agency Response Time for Right-to-Know-Law Requests: A Survey of Commonwealth v. Donahue,” Widener Law Journal, June 2016



Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Widener Law Journal
Moot Court Honor Society, Winner of Widener Law Moot Court Competition
Recipient of James S. Bowman American Inn of Court Award

Northeastern University Graduate School (M.S., Law, Policy, and Society)

Brandeis University, Honors in Political Science (B.A.)
Dean’s List


Fluent in Armenian



New Jersey