Award-Trophy Photo Credit: Nikkytok

Derek Abbott, of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, was presented with the Commitment Award at the Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Awards.

The honor is given by the Delaware State Bar Association to a member of the bar who has demonstrated a commitment to pro bono work throughout his or her career by dedicating time and energy to the support and provision of legal services, according to Morris Nichols.

Abbott is a partner at Morris Nichols, where he chairs the firm’s pro bono committee.

He also 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.