Bloomberg Law
July 28, 2021, 8:50 PMUpdated: July 29, 2021, 1:47 AM

Activision Hires Wilmer for Internal Probe as Workers Howl (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Activision Blizzard Inc., a video game maker coping with an employee revolt over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination, has hired Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr to investigate its corporate culture.

The review will “ensure that we have and maintain best practices to promote a respectful and inclusive workplace,” Activision CEO Bobby Kotick told employees in a Tuesday statement. “This work will begin immediately.”

WilmerHale partner Stephanie Avakian, who rejoined the firm’s Washington office earlier this year after serving as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement director during the Trump administration, will lead the inquiry. Avakian is a ...

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