Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., as part of its “2018 Social Justice Speaker Series.” Bilott’s presentation is titled “Scientific, Regulatory, and Legal Challenges to Addressing ‘Emerging’ Drinking Water Contaminants: The Case of Perfluorochemicals.”
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 practices. He represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.