Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at Bennington College's May 20 conference "Taconic Mountain Student Water Conference: PFOA." Bringing together leading national voices on PFOA with advanced science students and teachers from 10 local high schools in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York, the conference aims to demonstrate the vital linkages between learning and citizenship in our contemporary world. Bilott will present "Investigating and Addressing Human Health Threats from PFOA in Drinking Water: Legal Challenges" during Saturday's session.
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.