Derek C. Abbott

Derek C. Abbott is a partner at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, where he is a member of the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group. He represents Fortune 1000, local, international and other organizations as lead or Delaware counsel in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation on behalf of debtors, credits, official and ad hoc committees and transactional case constituents.

Mr. Abbott chairs the Morris Nichols pro bono committee, and sits on the firm’s recruiting committee. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award, given by the judges of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Delaware to an attorney who personifies the qualities of a federal practitioner: legal acumen, professional decorum, and public service.

Mr. Nichols received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received his J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was also editor of the North Carolina Law Review.