Bilott and Spitzig to Present at 2022 National Clean Water Law & Enforcement Seminar

Taft partners Rob Bilott and Erica Spitzig will present at the 2022 National Clean Water Law & Enforcement Seminar, hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), on Nov. 16. The seminar will be held at the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL, from Nov. 16-18. For more information or to register for this event, visit here.

Spitzig will present “CERCLA Primer” and will discuss an overview of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the primary federal law governing hazardous substance cleanups. Bilott will present “One Brave Attorney vs. One Massive Chemical Company: The Real Story Behind ‘Dark Waters'” and will discuss the story behind the “Dark Waters” movie and the future of PFAS litigation.

Dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016, Bilott has represented a diverse array of clients, nationwide, who have been harmed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “Forever Chemicals.” His work is the subject of a recent feature film, “Dark Waters,” and the documentary “The Devil We Know,” and is detailed in his book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-year Battle Against DuPont.”

Bilott is a member of Taft’s Environmental, Litigation, and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices and is a board member of Less Cancer and Green Umbrella.

Spitzig focuses her practice on environmental law and assists clients with regulatory compliance, litigation, enforcement, transactional due diligence, and other matters involving a broad scope of state and federal environmental statutes. She has significant experience representing clients on Clean Water Act matters and has worked extensively with municipalities on clean water legal and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Taft, Spitzig served as deputy general counsel for the NACWA in Washington, D.C., where she worked to advance NACWA’s legal advocacy on behalf of publicly owned wastewater and stormwater utilities nationwide.

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