Taft partner Rob Bilott, in his role as a strategic partner of Participant Media’s “Fight Forever Chemicals” social media and outreach campaign, has been a catalyst for more action to address PFAS chemical contamination worldwide than any other period in history, including recent steps to restrict all PFAS in the EU. The campaign, launched in connection with the release of “Dark Waters” in November, was named a winner in Entertainment and a finalist in Global Campaign, Media Partnership for the social media Shorty Awards. In recognition for its positive impact on the environment, “Fight Forever Chemicals” also received a gold distinction in Environment and Sustainability at the Shorty Awards and a Sustainable Development Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
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.