Author: Connie Bertram

The SEC Jumps Into the Mix of Claimants and Investigators Challenging Activision Blizzard’s “Frat Boy” Environment

September 27, 2021 Workplace Investigations

UPDATE (September 28, 2021): Activision Blizzard has resolved its claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company has agreed to update its policies and create an $18 million fund to “compensate and make amends” with female employees victimized by the company’s toxic work environment. Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant […]

Former Washington Football Team General Counsel Accused NFL Investigator of Lying During Her Investigation

September 9, 2021 Workplace Investigations

On September 8, 2021, unsealed documents from a lawsuit launched in November 2020 by former Washington Football Team (WFT) General Counsel David P. Donovan against Beth Wilkinson, a litigator hired by the National Football League (NFL) to investigate sexual harassment claims at WFT, revealed that Donovan accused Wilkinson of lying […]

Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Former Tinder CEO Excluded from Upcoming Trial of Founder Dispute

July 27, 2021 Complex Employment Litigation and Arbitration

On July 14, 2021, a New York state judge excluded evidence of sexual harassment allegations against former Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt in the long-running litigation between the founders of Tinder and Match. In early 2018, early employees of Tinder and Match, including co-founder Sean Rad, accused Match Group and IAC, […]