Amelia Niemi

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Drone/UAS Law; Intellectual Property (Copyright and Trademark Law); International Intellectual Property Licensing; International Contracts; Complex International Commercial Litigation

Amelia Niemi is an attorney licensed in Illinois (United States of America). Her legal practice includes multi-million-dollar international breach of contract cases, negotiating and drafting international licensing and manufacturing agreements, appellate litigation, and international intellectual property matters.



Ms. Niemi received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. At DePaul, she earned a certificate in Intellectual Property as it relates to Art and Museum Law and was a staff writer for the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law. Ms. Niemi also served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association and President of the Justinian Society and studied international trade law at Beijing School of Foreign Studies in China, and competition law at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Ms. Niemi earned B.A.s from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. magna cum laude in Classical Humanities and Philosophy. While in college, Ms. Niemi interned for her U.S. Congressman, Rep. David Price (NC-4) and studied ancient history at College Year of Athens in Greece.


Before joining Anderson & Anderson LLP, Ms. Niemi worked on a variety of cases in Chicago, Illinois. Her most unique practice focused on the area of drone/UAS law, where she assisted nearly 100 organizations to request – and gain - permission to operate their drones commercially from the Federal Aviation Administration. Four of Ms. Niemi’s clients were among the first to gain permission to operate their drones at night. She also represented over 300 families and small businesses resolve disputes regarding federal copyright infringement through settlement negotiation. She has significant experience advising clients of intellectual property rights, specifically with regards to copyright and trademark matters.



English (fluent)


Bar Admissions:

State of Illinois (2012)

Northern District of Illinois Federal Court (2014)


Speaking Engagements:

  • Campbell University Law Review Symposium, "Flying Above The Law: Legal Issues Surrounding the Domestic Use of Drones," February 2017
  • 25th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference, "DRONES: Cool or Crazy? Recent Developments in Radio-Controlled Robotics Law and Technology" July 2016
  • PA Society of Land Engineers, "333 Exemption Process," January 2016



DePaul Law Review, September 2015 “Section 333: What We’ve Learned and Where We Need to Go