Derek C. Abbott

Derek represents 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. Derek regularly works with debtors-in-possession (DIP), DIP and exit financing lenders, as well as outside and inside counsel, turnaround professionals, independent and special committees of directors, crisis management firms, and investment and non-investment bank professionals. He frequently serves as a mediator in matters related to insolvency and distressed businesses, including both adversary proceedings and case-dispositive matters. In addition, Derek has served as an expert witness in matters involving restructuring and bankruptcy matters both domestically and internationally. Derek is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. In 2016, he was invited to join the 28th Class of Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy.

What Derek enjoys about his career… I enjoy the working with my friends in the industry, I love learning about new businesses with each new case and I really enjoy the variety of work that a bankruptcy/insolvency lawyer gets to handle. You can be a litigator, negotiator, drafter, and social worker all in one day.