Deana Uhl is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology practice and is based in Houston. Ms. Uhl provides consulting to corporate clients, with a focus on designing, implementing and enabling change management for information governance, data privacy, data security and e-discovery programs. Ms. Uhl has particular expertise in advising oil and gas companies on the processes and technology to effectively address legal and regulatory matters and improve information quality and life cycle management to support operational excellence.
Ms. Uhl has more than two decades of experience building effective e-discovery and information governance teams across IT, legal and line management. Prior to joining FTI Technology, Ms. Uhl managed the information governance program at Marathon Oil Company, where she led the strategic development and execution of a holistic data management program that encompassed data privacy and security. This included developing a data governance strategy aligned with industry best practices, evaluating and recommending various process and technology solutions, collaborating with stakeholders throughout the organization, managing a dynamic team, and providing expert witness testimony on the results.
While at Marathon Oil, Ms. Uhl also led the in-house development of the company’s e-discovery program. This included evaluating and adopting e-discovery and legal hold software and solutions throughout the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), as well as liaising with in-house legal teams and outside counsel. In addition, she helped lead the development and execution of a large-scale, multi-year project to better manage the company’s IP and organizational data.
Prior to joining Marathon Oil, Ms. Uhl held a variety of positions within Baker & Botts L.L.P., including as the litigation support manager overseeing practice support across six U.S. and international offices, managing complex cases on behalf of clients within the oil and gas and chemicals industries.