Bloomberg Law
Jan. 24, 2020, 10:52 PM

Eli Lilly Grabs WellCare Health’s Legal Chief After Merger Close

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Eli Lilly & Co. has a new general counsel, thanks in part to a mega-merger between two health insurers.

Centene Corp. closed this week on its $17 billion acquisition of Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans Inc., leaving the target’s general counsel, Ana Hakim, looking for a new job.

Hakim, hired by WellCare as its in-house legal chief in 2016 after serving as an associate general counsel for litigation and divisional vice president at suburban Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories Inc., will relocate from Florida to Indianapolis in order to lead Eli Lilly’s law department starting Feb. 3.

The pharmaceutical company said in a ...

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