Blizzard Chief Legal Officer Leaves Company Due To The Lawsuits And Investigations

Bliz­zard’s chief legal offi­cer has left the com­pa­ny amid the ongo­ing trou­bles the com­pa­ny is fac­ing. Claire Hart, the now for­mer Bliz­zard chief legal offi­cer, announced on Linkedin that she depart­ed the com­pa­ny on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 17th–after three years at the company.

The past three years have been full of unex­pect­ed twists and turns, but I feel hon­ored to have worked with and met so many great peo­ple at Bliz­zard and across the Activi­sion Bliz­zard busi­ness­es,” Hart stated.

Hart said she would be tak­ing a break before mov­ing on, but did not give a rea­son for her depar­ture. An Activi­sion Bliz­zard spokesper­son con­firmed to GameSpot that Hart left the company.

We can con­firm that Claire Hart has left Bliz­zard to pur­sue oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties. We’re grate­ful for her more than three years of ser­vice, and we wish her well.”

Of course, Hart’s depar­ture comes amid sev­er­al law­suits and inves­ti­ga­tions against Activi­sion Bliz­zard into the alleged sex­u­al harass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion towards its employ­ees. Activi­sion Bliz­zard’s strug­gles first began in July, when the State of Cal­i­for­nia filed a law­suit against them. Hart announced she was leav­ing the com­pa­ny the same day it was report­ed the SEC had begun its own inves­ti­ga­tion against the company.

Hart is just the lat­est high-pro­file employ­ee to leave Activi­sion Bliz­zard, after Bliz­zard pres­i­dent J. Allen Brack and head of HR Jesse Meschuk. Both left the com­pa­ny at the begin­ning of August. 

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