Derek Abbott of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (Wilmington, Del.) has represented Fortune 1000, local, international and other organizations as lead or Delaware counsel in bankruptcy proceedings and litigation on behalf of debtors, creditors, official and ad hoc committees and transactional case constituents for more than 15 years. He works with outside and inside counsel, turnaround professionals, crisismanagement firms, investment and noninvestment bank professionals, and DIP and exitfinancing lenders. Nortel Networks, Lillian Vernon Corporation, Hancock Fabrics, Hollinger Inc. and Nobex Corporation are among his client representations.
An ABI member since 1998, Abbott is a member of ABI’s Board of Directors, a frequent speaker at ABI events and chairs ABI’s Delaware Views from the Bench program. Abbott has also been recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America for his legal excellence and expertise. He has been further honored in Law & Politics Magazine and selected for inclusion in the Delaware edition of Super Lawyers. Abbott serves on the Bankruptcy Section and Chapter 11 Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association.
He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association, and serves as legal counsel for a variety of indigent clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services. He is also chair of the firm’s recruiting and pro bono committees. Abbott is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he received his B.S. in 1987 and his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995.