Taft partner Rob Bilott will be one of the featured speakers on Sept. 17 at a virtual forum, “From the Right to Water to the Right to Hope,” organized by the Institute for Global Dialogue and Meeting Culture (IDGCE). This is the sixth forum in a series of virtual forums that addresses different solutions to problems related to water. These meetings are part of the fifth anniversary of the Encyclical Laudato si ', the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the Paris Agreement (COP21). 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.