Taft partner Rob Bilott will present “Litigating Issues of PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' and Related Science and Standards,” at a CLE webinar for the Cincinnati Bar Association on April 30. He will discuss the challenges facing lawyers dealing with “emerging” or “unregulated” contaminants by explaining the history and lessons learned throughout cases he’s been involved in against DuPont and other large chemical manufacturers throughout the country.
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 serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) against DuPont involving PFOA personal injury claims. He also serves as advisory counsel to the PSC in the MDL involving PFAS in firefighting foam. Bilott is the author of the book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont,” and his work is the subject of the feature film, “Dark Waters,” and documentary, “The Devil We Know.”
Bilott is a member of Taft's Environmental, Litigation and Product Liability and Personal Injury practices. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.