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Education

Duke University, J.D., 2016; Executive Articles Editor, Alaska Law Review

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with highest distinction, 2012; Phi Beta Kappa; Irene F. Lee Award (outstanding woman in graduating class)

Profile

Morgan Abbott counsels corporations and individuals in complex disputes. She has a broad range of litigation experience, including business disputes, constitutional law, fraud and unfair trade practices, employment and labor, and misappropriation of trade secrets. 

Morgan also represents tax-exempt organizations and advises a range of nonprofit organizations, including public charities and private foundations, on governance matters, compliance, formation, dissolution, applications for tax-exempt status and other general corporate matters. She understands that proactive governance, compliance and risk-management programs allow organizations to focus on value creation and external impact. Morgan draws on her first career in international nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship to help find practical business and legal solutions to clients' challenges and goals.

Before law school, Morgan worked in nonprofit management in Kenya and Uganda. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morgan received the Irene F. Lee Award for the most outstanding woman in the graduating class.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2016-17

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Community Affiliations

  • The Amani Children's Foundation, Board of Directors
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Young Alumni Leadership Council, Co-Chair
  • Duke Law School, Women's Law Student Association, Mentor
  • UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry, College Small Group Leader
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