Abigail’s practice focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, complex civil matters, and appeals. She joined Welsh & Recker in August 2023 after serving for more than two years as a term staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where she made recommendations to the Court in appeals involving habeas corpus, immigration, civil rights, constitutional law, appellate jurisdiction, and federal civil and criminal procedure.
Abigail formerly worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of a large multinational law firm, where she developed experience in government enforcement matters and internal investigations related to alleged corruption, insider trading, and other alleged violations of federal law.
Abigail is dedicated to pro bono legal services, particularly the representation of incarcerated individuals in civil rights matters. Her pro bono experience includes criminal and civil rights matters at the trial and appellate levels.
Abigail graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019. While at Georgetown, Abigail served on the Senior Board of The Georgetown Law Journal, co-taught and mentored first-year Legal Practice students as a Law Fellow, and volunteered on the law school’s student-faculty committee for admissions.
- Represented individual in connection with DOJ investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Conducted investigation for major pharmaceutical company related to internal compliance policies.
- Represented company executives in insider trading investigation conducted by the SEC.
- Advised corporate clients regarding federal enforcement risks associated with conducting business in highly regulated industry.
- Litigated action against federal agency involving claims under the Administrative Procedure Act, federal anti-discrimination law, and the U.S. Constitution.
- Performed pre-acquisition due diligence for private equity firms and other clients focused on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and trade control risk.
- Litigated prisoner class action and petition for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of pretrial detainees seeking release and other remedial measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Represented individual in Third Circuit appeal from dismissal of Eighth Amendment claims related to prison medical care.
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Women’s White Collar Defense Association
- Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Bar Association