WellPoint Axes GC, Taps Morgan Lewis Atty As Replacement

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 5:00 PM EST) -- WellPoint Inc. has fired its general counsel and tapped a Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner to temporarily take the health insurance giant’s legal reins, the company said Friday.

Thomas C. Zielinski, a partner at Morgan Lewis specializing in advising and defending health insurers, will take over when WellPoint general counsel and executive vice president John Cannon leaves on March 3, a company spokeswoman said.

WellPoint offered no reason for parting ways with Cannon, who served as interim CEO after chief executive Angela F. Braly departed...
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