Honored by the City of Los Angeles

Honoring Philip W. Boesch, Jr. for Leadership in the Public Interest

  • “Boesch, representing The Wall Street Journal, successfully led the fight to open court documents in the highly-publicized antitrust suit filed by seven states and the City of Long Beach against seventeen oil companies, including Mobile, Exxon, Texaco and Standard.” – Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • In the highly publicized tradename dispute, “Negron responded to the outcome, saying his side was just ‘outlawyered’… Boesch did an unbelievable job convincing the arbitrator.” – Pollstar Magazine
  • “Philip Boesch has garnered his share of headlines, from his win against oil companies to his most recent $480 million judgment in favor of model Anna Nicole Smith, deemed the “Number One Judgment in the Nation” for the year 2000 by U.S. Lawyers Weekly.” – Brentwood News, Santa Monica Sun, Bel-Air View, Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills 90210
  • National Law Journal Best Defense Win of the Year – Michelle Vizurraga

“Now, therefore be it resolved that by the adoption of this resolution, the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby congratulates Philip W. Boesch, Jr. for his years of service to Heal the Bay and acknowledges and commends him for his leadership during his term as president of the organization and his longstanding efforts on behalf of Los Angeles residents who benefit from clean coastal waters.”

“Phil wanted Heal the Bay to get more aggressive in the use of its membership to eliminate pollution. The organization responded by creating the Malibu Creek Stream Team volunteer monitoring program, which has identified and mapped dozens of pollution sources and degraded habitats in the Malibu Creek Watershed. Volunteers monitor water quality in the watershed at least once per month. Another new volunteer program is Heal the Bay’s emergency response beach clean-up program. A group of hardcore volunteers flock to the beaches for a clean-up within twenty-four hours of a major storm.” – Heal the Bay Tribute Journal

“Philip Boesch’s leadership and dedication as president has sustained Heal the Bay as one of Los Angeles’ foremost environmental organizations, with a reputation for sound environmental policy and strong technical expertise.”

“Heal the Bay’s strategic plan committee (led by Phil) asked for more public education and greater geographic outreach. To that end, Heal the Bay developed three major new programs under Phil’s tenure: an amazing website, the Key to the Sea marine conservation and pollution prevention program (targeting elementary school children throughout Los Angeles County), and the expansion of the Heal the Bay Beach Report Card to nearly all of Southern California.” – Heal the Bay Tribute Journal

“Philip Boesch has worked tirelessly to restore and enhance Southern California’s coastal waters through pollution reduction and regulatory compliance.”

“Heal the Bay is indebted to Phil Boesch for his leadership as president of the organization. Under his leadership, Heal the Bay continued to increase in size, scope of programs, and stature in the community. Phil was also instrumental in bringing new leadership on to our incredible Board of Directors.” – Heal the Bay Tribute Journal

“During Philip Boesch’s term as president, Heal the Bay achieved numerous accomplishments including the adoption by the state regional water quality control board of rigorous new standards to reduce coastal pollution, the completion of a multi-billion dollar sewage treatment facility at Hyperion and successful litigation against the United States Environmental Protection Agency to enforce existing coastal protection laws.”

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