Abbott was a member of the Starfleet officials who met at the Daystrom Conference Room in 2259 for a top priority meeting following Commander John Harrison's attack at the Kelvin Memorial Archive. He approached Commander Spock to welcome him as his new first officer.
At the meeting, Abbott was seated next to Spock. He was killed a short time later during Harrison's attack on the Daystrom Conference Room. (Star Trek Into Darkness)