Abbey concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Her practice includes the representation of financial institutions in the response to subpoenas, garnishments, complex creditor attachments, and other third-and non-party matters.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Abbey provided strategic consultation to counsel engaged in complex, multi-district litigation, and implemented best practices in mass tort settlements to ensure parties complied with federal regulations governing healthcare reimbursement. Abbey was also responsible for directing the three stages of complex settlement administration: claimant qualification, healthcare lien resolution, and settlement fund distribution.
Abbey also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, handling both civil and criminal matters.
While earning her law degree, Abbey served as the Sr. Managing Editor of the Law Review, Chief Justice of the Moot Court Honor Board, and as a member of the Trial Team. She was a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant and Constitutional Law Research Assistant, and a member of the Order of the Crown Honors Society. Abbey also traveled to Bloemfontein, South Africa during law school where she and her partner won the Kovsie International Moot Court Competition.
Directed mass tort settlement composed of over 10,000 plaintiffs and a 2.4 billion dollar settlement fund.
Built and implemented settlement fund distribution structure lowering settlement fund process time from 90 days to 72 hours.
Led resolution of six year settlement resulting in 80 million dollars of held funds being released to injured claimants and insurers.
Vice Chair Linking Lawyers Program, Mecklenburg County Bar Association September 2017 – Present
Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, September 2014 – May 2017
Membership Development Special Events Coordinator, Junior League of Charlotte, North Carolina