Diana Akmakjian



Diana graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she served as the Content Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance and earned a certification in transactional law. During her time at Loyola, Diana served as a student clinician in the Business Law Clinic, counseling small businesses and non-profits through a wide scope of formation, partnership, and compliance issues. 

Diana has broad experience working in several large in-house settings, most notably at Northwest Community Hospital, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, and Cameo. In these positions, she took on substantive roles in the drafting of commercial and promotional agreements, due diligence for asset sales and purchases, and the development of data privacy compliance programs.

Prior to her time in law school, Diana attended Roosevelt University and earned degrees in Political Science and Public Administration. She was also deeply involved in Chicago’s innocence and police accountability movements. Over the course of roughly eight years, she served as a program associate for the Chicago Innocence Center, and then as an investigative consultant for the Invisible Institute, where she taught journalism students the legal foundations of wrongful conviction cases and led teams of journalists during investigative field work. She appears in the podcast “Somebody,” and has published work through the Daily Beast pertaining to police misconduct and wrongful convictions.
Diana is a Chicago native and enthusiastic to use her training to help local businesses solve a variety of problems while providing creative solutions. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member


  • Roosevelt University, Bachelor of Arts, 2012
  • Roosevelt University, Master of Public Administration, 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2020


  • State of Illinois Bar