Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was mentioned in the Kenyan Daily Nation article "We should be vigilant against environment damage by top firms." The article discusses Bilott's experience handling the litigation against chemical giant DuPont. Earlier this month, Bilott participated by video conference in a discussion on pollution in people during the 2017 UN Environment Assembly, held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Bilott, who serves as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff’s altering committee handling litigation against DuPont, has been in the spotlight since The 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 practices. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.