Environmental Lawyer & Subject of “Dark Waters”
Robert Bilott is the tenacious environmental lawyer who became “DuPont’s worst nightmare,” according to The New York Times. The story in his book, Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against Dupont, inspired the major motion picture, Dark Waters (November 2019), featuring Academy-Award nominee Mark Ruffalo as Rob Bilott.
To date, Bilott—a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP—has helped secure over $1 billion in benefits for his clients exposed to contaminated drinking water. Among his many honors, Bilott was selected as one of the best lawyers in America for several years running and in 2017 received the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”
Bilott has been appointed a Lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health: https://ysph.yale.edu/profile/robert_bilott/.
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