This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Nov 8, 2006.
Burke Designated as Acting General Counsel
Forrest Burke was designated acting general counsel, effective immediately, reporting to Mr. Hemsley.
Mr. Hemsley said, We appreciate Forrest stepping into this new role and taking on additional responsibilities. We greatly value the experience and judgment he brings at this important time for our company.
Mr. Burke has been general counsel for UnitedHealthcare, Uniprise and Specialized Care Services and joined the company in 2005 after 17 years at the law firm Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. At Dorsey & Whitney, he served on the Management Committee and chaired the Business Services group, and was responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 lawyers in seven departments. He has a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
As announced by the Board on October 15, the company is launching a national search for a permanent general counsel.
Mr. Burke is not related to Company Chairman Richard Burke.