Elected and Appointed

Philip Amoa, an attorney at McCarter & English in its Philadelphia office, was elected as an independent director of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the corporate entity established to administer the church’s pension and benefits programs.

The Board of Pensions is headquartered in Philadelphia and organized under the laws of Pennsylvania.

Amoa is serving a four-year term that began in July.

He is a corporate law attorney whose practice focuses on representing private companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other commercial transactions.

He also represents private equity firms in connection with their investments in portfolio companies, including structuring, organizing and executing acquisitions, financings and exit transactions, and handling general corporate matters on behalf of portfolio companies.


Mary Theresa Metzler was elected as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Metzler is a self-employed labor and employment arbitrator and mediator.

She was a partner in the labor and employment group at Ballard Spahr until she began her neutral arbitration and mediation practice in June.

She has experience in labor-management relations in both the private and public sectors.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) elected Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer founding partner William A. Stock as first vice president for the 2014-15 term.

Stock previously served as an elected director on the AILA board of governors, as well as chair of its business and distance learning committees.

He has also served as senior editor of AILA’s annual “Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook.”

Stock has practiced immigration law exclusively for more than 20 years.


Kimberly Alford Rice presented “Personal Branding in the Workplace and Beyond” to the Philadelphia Bar Association‘s Women in the Profession monthly committee meeting.

With nearly 25 years of experience, Rice trains law firms on how to generate greater profits with her proven methodologies of training and coaching.

Rice is the founder of Women in Law Rainmaker Forum, an educational-based learning experience for women lawyers who are committed to build a prosperous book of business.

She also speaks and publishes on a wide range of topics relevant to women lawyers in practice today.


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young employees and friends participated in the American Diabetes Association‘s (ADA) annual “Tour de Cure” in Ambler, Pa.

The bike tour raised more than $450,000 to help support the ADA and its mission to end diabetes by promoting healthy living and raising money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts and research.

The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide.


Each year, The Legal publishes a listing of Pennsylvania’s minority- and women-owned firms in PaLaw magazine. If you work at a minority- or women-owned firm, contact Ben Seal at bseal@alm.com or 215-557-2368 to receive a one-page survey and be included in the list. •