Taft partner Robert A. Bilott will speak on environmental health and drinking water contamination issues at two upcoming events.
- Feb. 7 – Bilott will speak on a town hall panel focused on environmental health issues on National Cancer Prevention Day in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by Less Cancer, of which Bilott is a member of the board of directors.
- Feb. 10 – Bilott will be the keynote speaker at the University of Michigan Law School Journal of Law Reform annual symposium. He will speak on issues related to PFA contamination in drinking water.
- May 4 – Bilott will be a speaker at the Ohio Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. He will present on the PFOA litigation.
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.