Former Boeing Co. general counsel Grant Dixton has joined Activision Blizzard Inc. as the Santa Monica, California-based video game and entertainment company’s chief legal officer. 

Dixton succeeds Chris Walther, who announced May 27 that he is retiring as CLO, effective June 14. Activision revealed Dixton’s appointment Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Walther has served as Activision’s chief lawyer since 2009.