Ousted MassMutual CEO Vows Fight
Robert O’Connell, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, has vowed to seek vindication.[@@]
A spokesman for the executive, who was formally fired Thursday, says O’Connell will vigorously contest the grounds for his dismissal.
“Simply put, he has done nothing wrong,” the spokesman says. “Having seen the evidence upon which the board action rests, he believes the board’s charges are baseless.”
O’Connell has hired Mike Keating and Dean Richlin, lawyers at Foley Hoag L.L.P., Boston, to start by seeking vindication through arbitration.