Taft partner Rob Bilott, esteemed 2017 Right Livelihood Laureate, will offer insights from his life experience on “Using Rights and Litigation as Tools for Environmental and Health Justice” and participate in a Q&A at a Dec. 5 event sponsored by the Politics Department’s Civic Discourse and Democratic Engagement Initiative and by the Right Livelihood Center at UC Santa Cruz. Bilott’s virtual visit will occur on Zoom, and will be hosted by Professor Elizabeth Beaumont’s Civil Liberties and Civil Rights course. More information can be found here.
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 and is a board member of Less Cancer and Green Umbrella.