Katharine Sender

Current Employment Positions

Areas of Practice

  • Katharine represents consumer clients, bankruptcy trustees, and small businesses in a variety of transactional and litigation matters, with an emphasis on insolvency and reorganization. She assists clients in creditor negotiations, asset sales, business wind down and reorganizations. She has analyzed business across numerous industries to formulate strategic plans and manage risk. She has represented transportation and service providers in successful reorganization efforts through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and represented Chapter 7 trustees in trustees in corporate Ponzi scheme cases and in setting aside “sham trusts.”

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


J.D. (cum laude), Gonzaga School of Law 2014

  • Dean’s List
  • Internships:
    • District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District for El Paso County, 
    • The Federal Tax Clinic, and 
    • The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

M.B.A. (cum laude), Gonzaga School of Business 2014

B.A. in Political Science, University of Denver 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, 2018 – Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Treasurer  (2016-Present)

Presentations & Lectures

Balancing the Ticket: Mediation Strategies in Bankruptcy Cases and Bankruptcy Appeals, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, 2020

Bankruptcy Case Law Update, Colorado Bar Association Bankruptcy Subsection, December 2017

Coffee Talk: We Hate To Break It To You But Bankruptcy Impacts Your Practice, Colorado Bar Association, January 2017

How to Win Clients and Build Your Book of Business in Bankruptcy, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, January 2017

Favorite Lawyer Movie

  • My Cousin Vinnie