Taft partner Robert A. Bilott was quoted in the article "The White House P.R. 'Nightmare' That Never Came," which was initially published by The New Republic. The article discusses recent rumblings in Congress after a report on water contamination in military communities was released. Bilott is quoted regarding his work in the class action lawsuit against DuPont and recent efforts to encourage the EPA to set enforceable standards for PFOA levels 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 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 groups. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.