February 17, 2017
Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at three upcoming events:
- Feb. 20 - Bilott will provide a convocation lecture at the Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, N.Y. Bilott's lecture will discuss unregulated drinking water contaminants, focusing on PFOA.
- Feb. 22 - Bilott will speak on PFOA issues at Union College in New York in conjunction with its Environmental Science, Policy & Engineering Winter Series.
- Feb. 23 - Bilott will speak at Bennington College in Vermont on the legal challenges of investigating and addressing human health threats from PFOA in drinking water.
Bilott, who serves as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff’s altering committee handling litigation against DuPont, has been in the spotlight since New York Times Magazine dubbed him "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016. On Feb. 13, 2017, DuPont publicly disclosed that it has reached a settlement in principle to resolve the C-8 personal injury, multi-district litigation now pending in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, for $670.7 million.
Bilott is a member of Taft's Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury groups. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.