On May 16, Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak at the University of California - Santa Cruz alongside fellow Right Livelihood Award laureate, Maude Barlow. Bilott and Barlow will speak on the importance of protecting water for people and the planet. The event is part of the 2018 Regional Conference of North American Right Livelihood Award Laureates. More details on the event here.
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.