Taft partner Rob Bilott will be a guest speaker at Stetson University’s fall 2020 first year seminar, “Change Agents: Lawyers Who Make a Difference,” on Sept. 30. The course, taught by former Taft attorney Elizabeth (Libba) Galloway, assistant professor of practice in business law and director of Stetson University’s business law program, will examine how lawyers from the past and in the present have built businesses, shaped government, and righted wrongs. It will focus on well-known and not-so-well-known lawyers, as well as the business, governmental, and societal environments that provided the impetus for them to make a difference.
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.