Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at the conference "Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery" on June 14-15. The national conference, hosted by Northeastern University in Boston, will address the social, scientific, political, economic and environmental health issues raised by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Click here for more information on the conference.
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.