Taft partner Rob Bilott was recently quoted in The New York Times article, “Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues.” The article focuses on the discovery of PFAS — or forever chemicals, the impact of PFAS on public health and studies surrounding them. “I am glad to see the federal government is stepping in and recognizing more needs to be done,” Bilott told The New York Times. “But I don’t want it to be a shield against more comprehensive studies that need to be done.” To read the complete article, click here.
Dubbed by The New York Times as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016, Bilott serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) against DuPont involving PFOA personal injury claims. He also serves as advisory counsel to the PSC in the MDL involving PFAS in firefighting foam. Bilott is the author of the 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. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.