“Dark Waters” — the film based on Taft partner Rob Bilott and his role in the DuPont chemical pollution litigation in West Virginia, was the winner of best feature film at the 2020 Environmental Media Association awards presented in a virtual ceremony on Aug. 21. Bilott accepted the award on behalf of the film. The online event can be accessed on YouTube here.
Dubbed by The New York Times Magazine as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” in an article published on Jan. 6, 2016. Bilott serves as co-lead counsel for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) against DuPont involving PFOA personal injury claims. He also serves as advisory counsel to the PSC in the MDL involving PFAS in firefighting foam. Bilott is the author of the book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont.” His work is also the subject of the documentary “The Devil We Know.”
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.