Panelist Profile


Rory O'Hare

New Balance, Semior Counsel (UK)


Rory is a Senior Counsel within New Balance, a global sportswear brand headquartered in Boston, MA, that builds global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates proud to create and communities proud to host.  Through design, R&D, manufacturing and retail, New Balance invests heavily in its product to build on its 113 year legacy of footwear development.  New Balance owns five factories in New England (USA) and one in Flimby (UK) and employs more than 6,000 associates around the globe.  Based in the UK,  Rory’s work is primarily focussed on supporting the European arm of the business, but his responsibilities for IP, brand protection and privacy extend to support the wider global business.