Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at the Irish Center for European Law's annual environmental law conference, which will take place on Oct. 26 in Dublin, Ireland. Held at the Royal Irish Academy, the conference will discuss pollution and legal challenges in modern Ireland. Bilott's presentation is titled "David v Goliath - Litigation and large scale industrial pollution - private enforcement and regulatory control."
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.