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George Toby Dilworth

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Toby Dilworth has more than 25 years of trial experience, concentrating in commercial litigation, white collar defense, and internal investigations.

Toby’s civil practice involves tort, trade secret and commercial disputes. He appears regularly in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. He recently won an appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court which established new law regarding Maine's Anti-SLAPP statute, and an arbitration award in excess of $1.7 million arising from a commercial dispute. Toby also represents clients charged with criminal offenses in state and federal courts.

A former federal prosecutor, Toby successfully prosecuted the second case in the nation to go to trial under the Economic Espionage Act. The defendants were convicted of stealing trade secrets from a biotechnology firm. He also prosecuted some of the largest tax evasion cases in the history of the District of Maine, a case arising from a conspiracy to smuggle an avian influenza virus into the U.S., and a case involving the laundering of millions of dollars derived by an interstate prostitution ring. Toby received the Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice for sustained superior performance as a federal prosecutor.