Women’s History Month: Morgan AbbottPDF
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Robinson Bradshaw is highlighting women from the firm throughout March. Meet corporate attorney Morgan Abbott.
Describe what you do at Robinson Bradshaw.
I advise clients in a broad range of corporate, tax and transactional matters with a focus on tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations, foundations, and health care and educational entities. I also counsel emerging-company clients through their life cycles and advise on investment management and private investment transactions.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy breaking down complicated legal problems to find a practical solution that creates value for clients and allows for external impact in the communities they serve.
What advice do you have for other women in the workplace?
I value close friendships and mentorships with fellow female attorneys, both at Robinson Bradshaw and elsewhere. I encourage other women to build a support network of women with whom they can identify and relate.
Who is a historical female figure you admire, and why?
A North Carolina resident during her formative years, Ella Baker conveys that it is not necessary to be in the spotlight to inspire a movement and effectuate tangible social change.
What is one lesson you’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic served to remind me the importance of intentional communication with family, friends, colleagues and clients. I also learned to cut my spouse’s hair!
Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t learn from your website bio.
I have completed multiple marathons and half-marathons, including the Boston Marathon. More recently, I can be found running trails in my neighborhood with my dog, Zuri, and my 7-month-old son, Michael, along for the adventure in his jogging stroller.