Umali is a practicing lawyer previously connected with Castillo
Laman Tan & Pantaleon Law Office and Teng & Cruz
Law Offices. He had worked as Director, Corporate
Secretary and Legal & Administrative consultant of various
private companies such as Vishay (Phils.), Inc. from 1999
to 2007; Temic Automotive (Phils.), Inc. renamed as
Continental Temic Electronics (Phils.), Inc. from 1999 to
Seminconductors (Phils.), Inc. renamed as Atmel Semiconductors,
Inc. from 1999 to 2001; Temic RF Technologies, Inc.
renamed as Microfortune RF Technologies, Inc. from 1999
to 2001. He had also served as Administrative and
Legal Manager, Human Resources Manager, Director and Corporate
Secretary of Temic Telefunken Microelectronic (Phils.) Inc.
from 1992 to 2001.
He obtained his degree in
Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ateneo De
Manila University in 1984. He then pursued his Bachelor
of Laws from Ateneo De Manila University of Law in 1988
and admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines on
the following year.