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Derek Abbott Elected to ABIs Board of Directors

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that Derek Abbott of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell (Wilmington, Del.) has been elected to ABI’s Board of Directors. An ABI member since 1998, Abbott is a frequent speaker at ABI events and chairs ABI’s Delaware Views from the Bench program. He will serve a term of three years on the 60-member ABI Board of Directors. Abbott 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, crisis-management firms, investment and noninvestment bank professionals, and DIP and exit-financing lenders. Nortel Networks, Lillian Vernon Corporation, Hancock Fabrics, Hollinger Inc. and Nobex Corporation are among his client representations. 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. The complete list of directors and officers is available at http://go.abi.org/board. ### ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.