Aaron C. Dilbeck is a senior associate in the litigation group. His practice is focused on intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation. Aaron advocates for national and international clients throughout the country and on both sides of the docket. He has experience with matters involving business torts, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duties; complex contractual relationships; broker and finder controversies; confidentiality and non-disclosure disagreements; trade secret and patent infringement battles; partnership and investment disputes; securities fraud litigation; and tortious interference claims.
Aaron received his J.D. with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was executive editor of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Prior to law school, Aaron worked as a ceramics engineer providing research and development as well as quality assurance and control. Aaron is also the first listed inventor on a pending patent application.
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2022 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Woodward White, Inc.2022, 2023
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Article: More Efficient International Service of Process: To Hague, or not to Hague, that is the question., Featured Law Article, International Law Section, State Bar of Texas, March 4, 2022.
Article: Justices’ CFAA Ruling Shows Contract Safeguards Insufficient, Law360, June 25, 2021.
Article: When ESI Spoliation May Lead to Termination, ABA, June 26, 2020.
Article: Password-Sharing May Be a Federal Crime Under the Muddied Waters of the CFAA, Corporate Counsel, January 5, 2018.
Presentation: assisted with July 2017 seminar on Hotel Litigation,
at La Quinta Corporate Headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Presentation: assisted with December 2017 seminar on Hotel Data & The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,
at Phoenix American Hospitality Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
Article: Password-Sharing May Be a Federal Crime Under the Muddied Waters of the CFAA,
Cybersecurity, Law & Strategy (Law Journal Newsletters), February 2018
Corporate Counsel, January 5, 2018.
Presentation: assisted moderator and speaker for presentation, Data Protection & Cybersecurity,
at the NACDL 14th Annual White Collar Seminar on November 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Article: Supreme Court Participates in Patent Reform: Judicial Case Management,
18 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 3 (2015)