Mr. Chamness is the EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary for Digimarc Corporation, a leading innovator and technology provider, enabling businesses and governments worldwide to enrich everyday living by giving persistent digital identities to all forms of media and many other objects. The company’s technology enables a wide range of solutions for deterring fraud, counterfeiting and piracy, enhancing national security, and enabling new digital media distribution and monetization models that provide consumers with more choice and access to content when, where and how they want it. A nationally-known expert in financial services law and regulations, he is a frequent author and lecturer to the financial services, real estate lending, and legal communities. Prior to joining Digimarc in 2002, Mr. Chamness had a national practice spanning 24 years, advising a broad range of global and national financial services institutions in the areas of consumer financial services law, mortgage banking, state and federal regulatory and enforcement practices, lending and operational requirements, and corporate and securities compliance. He has authored 13 books and co co-authored 17 others.
- Former Chair, ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section
- Former President, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
- American Bankers Association (ABA) Distinguished Service Award