He is licensed to practice law in Nigeria and in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and in Federal United States Courts in the United States.
Mr. Umana is the Principal Litigation Partner of the Humana Law Firm, PLLC, Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland, USA and Uyo, Nigeria since 2012. He is also of-counsel in the Law Firm of Technology Advisors, Abuja, Nigeria, Charles Ette and Partners, Solicitors, London, UK and Idotenyin Amana and Associates, Canada. Mr. Umana has many years of legal practice, business and administrative experience.
His prior positions include as litigation Partner with the Law Offices of Quartey & Umana, LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. He was also an Associate in the Law Firm of Udo Udoma & Co., (now Udoma and Belo-Osagie) and as Partner in the Law Firm of Hues Associates, Law Group, both in Lagos, Nigeria. He was also Partner in the Law Firm of Osa Idahosa and Partners, Ikeja, Lagos. In these legal positions he engaged in solicitor and advocacy work, including client representation, negotiations, research, drafting, advice and counseling, including significantly working on incorporating the Nigeria LNG project and related early implementation contracts. Mr. Umana has served as consultant or consulted as expert in a wide variety of cases even when he has not acted as counsel, especially on aspects of Nigerian Constitutional, Personal, Private and Public Laws, Petroleum, Technology and Public Security and Safety Law. He has represented and consulted for governments and government officials both in the United States and in Nigeria.
His administrative and business experiences include many years in government where he was Human Resources Specialist, Program Monitor and later, the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Baltimore City DSS during the Mayor Schmoke administration, where he represented the Agency as liaison on various inter-agency committees including the city-wide intergovernmental agencies committee for the implementation of the Ryan White Act. He also served as Program Coordinator of various programs for the agency and monitored the execution and implementation of various agency core competency contracts. Mr. Umana also worked for Nations Bank on Remittances and Management Information Data reporting units. Mr. Umana was also the Executive Director, InterVision Marketing Ltd, an Event and Sports Marketing firm in Lagos, Nigeria for three years.
Mr. Umana has been the Legal Counsel of the Akwa Ibom State Association, Nigeria, USA, Inc., and an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees for many years, and is involved in other aspects of community and not-for-profit work. He is a non-member patron of, and a major benefactor to other cultural and advocacy groups. He is also involved in advocacy work and constructive engagement activities for and on behalf of African people worldwide.
He sat as Director on the Board of many Associations and Community Associations for many years. Currently, he also sits on the board of many small and mid-cap privately held companies including Mosi-Crest Inc., and Manz, Inc., an oil services industry company incorporated both in the USA and in Nigeria and holding the Nigerian agency for Rohrback Cosasco System, manufacturers of key consumables for the Oil and Gas and Energy sector in Nigeria.
Mr. Umana holds Law degrees and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) degree.