Philip D. Amoa, a corporate lawyer at McCarter & English, LLP, has been appointed to the Executive and Investment Committees, as well as named Chair of the Legal Committee, of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Mr. Amoa previously served on the Pensions Committee and will continue his service on the Board Development and Governance Committee. He has served on the Board of Pensions since he was elected as an Independent Director in July 2014.
With about $9 billion of assets under management, the Board of Pensions designs and administers the pension, death and disability, medical benefits, and assistance programs for Presbyterian Church workers and their families. In doing so, the Board of Pensions collects, invests, and disburses funds from its $9 billion portfolio to support the benefit and assistance needs for over 50,000 church workers, including 20,200 pensioners and survivors, 13,600 active members, 20,900 dependents, and 8,500 inactive members.
“It is an honor to take on my new leadership roles within the Board of Pensions. I look forward to continuing my service by serving those that serve the Presbyterian Church,” said Mr. Amoa.
A member of McCarter’s Corporate, Securities and Business Transactions practice, Mr. Amoa has extensive experience representing middle-market companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other commercial transactions. His practice also focuses on representing early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives and boards of directors who serve them. As part of his Delaware corporate law practice, Mr. Amoa advises on the organization and structuring of all forms of Delaware alternative entities. He is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware, offices.
Mr. Amoa currently serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of Cradles to Crayons. In addition, he serves on the Community Advisory Board of WHYY, the flagship National Public Radio station serving Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.Mr. Amoa graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Annual Hot List and was also recognized among The Legal Intelligencer’s 2014 “Lawyers on the Fast Track.”