Katharine S. Sender

Katharine S. Sender

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Katharine specializes in complex bankruptcy matters and related litigation. She 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. Katharine is committed to finding solutions to clients’ problem in a practical and cost-effective manner. She has represented businesses in successful reorganization efforts through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and represented Chapter 7 trustees in avoidance actions, corporate Ponzi scheme cases and intricate asset sales.

  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Denver
  • J.D. (cum laude), Gonzaga School of Law
  • M.B.A. (cum laude), Gonzaga School of Business
Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

Court Admissions

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


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2018 – Top 40 Under 40 Nominee
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, 2018
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Co-chair (2016-Present)

Pro Bono & Volunteer Service

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates – 2018 Recipient of Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Defending adversary proceedings for qualifying applicants.
  • Streets Hope – Providing representation to victims of human trafficking.
  • Colorado Bar Association’s Veteran’s Clinic – Proving legal services and advice to Colorado’s veterans.
  • Dress for Success Denver – Planning and hosting fundraising events and professional clothing donations.
  • Sierra Club – Organizing and leading volunteer outdoor river trips with a focus on promoting conservation.
  • Navigating Subchapter V, Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, 2022
  • Circuits Split on Whether Debtors Can Cure Chapter 13 Plan Arrearages After Five Years, ABI Journal, November 2021
  • 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