Rob Bilott to Speak at 2016 Annual Conference

posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

Rob Bilott

2016 Speaker of Honor

Rob Bilott

Today, we're excited to announce another standout speaker for our 2016 Annual Conference, ECOnomics: Dollars, sense and sustainability, Thursday, October 6 at the DMACC Ankeny Campus: Rob Bilott.

For several years, Rob has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for his litigation and environmental practice. He is a partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, where he represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation.

In 2005, Rob received the "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award" from The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation for his work on an innovative, ground-breaking approach to settling an environmental class action involving tens of thousands of people alleging contaminated drinking water in West Virginia and Ohio. In 2014, he received the coveted "Clarence Darrow Award" from the mass tort bar in connection with the same litigation. Rob’s work on this case and related issues was featured in the January 2016 New York Times Magazine article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.

This year's event will also feature out 2016 Keynote Speaker Jon D. Erickson, Fellow of the Gund Institute for Environmental Economics and Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Jon and Rob will be joined by a dynamic slate of speakers hailing from across the Midwest, who will delve into how to seize opportunities to advance policies, programs and practices that offer ecological, economic and societal benefits. Our full program for the day will be announced later this month. Take advantage of early bird registration rates and register today. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available.


Contact Communications & Outreach Director Katy Heggen at or 515-244-1194 x210.

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