Taft partner Rob Bilott testified before the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss, “What are the sources of PFAS in Massachusetts and who is responsible for addressing PFAS contamination?,” on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The purpose of this hearing was to investigate single-point sources of contamination in the Commonwealth, understand sludge/biosolids and consumer products as a source of contamination, and discuss the accountable parties and burden of responsibility with regards to remediation and clean-up efforts. Learn more 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.