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Robert  O'Hara

Robert O'Hara

United Technologies Corporation
Director of Employment Law & HR Compliance
Farmington, CT, USA


Robert O'Hara is the Director of Employment Law & Global HR Compliance at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in Connecticut. 

Bob has functional responsibility for all employment-related cases at UTC and is responsible for Global Human Resource Compliance for 200,000 employees operating in 162 countries.

Bob leads the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action processes at UTC and maintains close working relationships with the Legal and Global Compliance functions while playing a significant role in the broader enterprise-wide risk management and compliance function.

Bob joined UTC in 2001 in the UTC division of Pratt & Whitney as an Assistant Counsel and was promoted to Director of EEO & Employment at UTC Corporate in 2006.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bob spent 13 years at the National Security Agency in a number of intelligence positions, including more than two years in the White House as the chief intelligence analyst on the National Security Council, as well as assignments in the Pentagon supporting the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the US Treasury Department. 

Upon earning his law degree, he joined Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney) in Hartford, Connecticut as a Trial Attorney in their Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy practice.

Bob has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center both in Washington, DC.

Bob is also currently the Chair of the Equal Employment Advisory Council, in Washington, DC, the premier organization representing the interests of more than 250 of the largest US Federal Contactors in the nation’s capital.

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