Taft partner Rob Bilott received the prestigious Big Fish Award during an online event for honorees on June 30. He will also be honored at the Riverkeeper’s Annual Fishermen’s Ball online event on Sept. 15. Bilott was selected as this year’s award recipient due to his impactful work to stop toxic PFAS pollution in the Hudson Valley waterways and across the country. Prior Big Fish recipients include former President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ralph Lauren, Sting, and Mark Ruffalo.
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 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.” His work is the subject of a recent feature film, “Dark Waters,” and the documentary “The Devil We Know.”
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.