David E. Leibowitz is Managing Partner of CH POTOMAC where he helps guide entertainment, media and technology companies in providing new innovative ways for people to enjoy and experience content. David brings many years of experience in business, law and policy issues facing the entertainment, new media, CE and IT industries. Among other activities, David is a Senior Advisor to Gibson Brands (parent company of such iconic brands as Gibson Guitar, Onkyo, Philips Home Entertainment, TEAC and Pioneer); Co-founder and Chairman of Sir Groovy (an award-winning solution for creating enhanced search metadata for musical recordings); and Co-Chairman of Golden Shores Enterprises (whose mobile centric digital marketing and content monetization platform delivers digital advertising and lifestyle content across multiple digital platforms). In recent years, David has served as an Advisor to The SingTel Group (Asia’s leading provider of telecom, data and media services in 25 countries); as a Senior Advisor to Motorola Mobility; as Chairman of EZMO (one of the early cloud-based music social network and storage locker services operating in Europe); and as Executive Vice President of Gotuit Media (a leading provider of premium metadata based video tools – since acquired by TiVO via Digitalsmiths).
Earlier in his career, David co-founded and served as Chairman and Co-CEO of Verance (the worldwide leader in premium watermarking technology and solutions whose industry standard Cinavia® solution is licensed by over 100 CE, software and semiconductor companies worldwide and is incorporated in over 200 million consumer devices); was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America; was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Wiley & Rein; served as Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office; and as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School, and at the Communications Law Institute of the Columbus School of Law (Catholic University).