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Jeffrey A. Brown

Jeffrey A. Brown

Activision Blizzard
Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Santa Monica, CA, USA


Jeffrey A. Brown is the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500 and the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard’s games delight over 500 million monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune "100 Best Companies To Work For®". Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. Mr. Brown provides counsel to Activision Blizzard’s senior management and Board of Directors and handles a broad range of legal matters relating to compliance, corporate governance, securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and brand protection. During his career, Mr. Brown has also overseen Activision Blizzard’s worldwide information security, physical security, facilities and insurance groups.

Prior to joining Activision in 2010, Mr. Brown spent 13 years overseeing securities and corporate governance for Motorola, Inc., a global leader in wireless and broadband communications, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. Prior to joining Motorola in 1997, Mr. Brown was associated with the international law firm, Winston & Strawn, in Chicago, Illinois.  He also has professional experience in industrial engineering and mathematical modeling.  Mr. Brown received his J.D. with Honors from The Law School at The University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He also graduated with honors from Northwestern University, where he received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering/Management Sciences. Mr. Brown is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of corporate governance and compliance-related topics, including corporate governance, effective compliance programs, optimizing Board of Directors performance and shareholder activisim.

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