Rachel A. Sternlieb

Rachel A. Sternlieb

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Rachel A. Sternlieb represents both businesses of all sizes, and individuals in commercial and civil litigation in both federal and state court, as well as state court-appointed receivers and both chapter 7 trustees and creditors in bankruptcy court.

She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, ranging from complex Ponzi scheme matters to two-party contract disputes. Rachel’s practice includes matters ranging from business and contract disputes, to securities and common law fraud, lender and fiduciary liability. She currently represents Chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy court and receivers in Colorado state court, as well as investors and defrauded creditors in complex fraud cases. She also handles transactional matters that arise in the context of her litigation practice.

Rachel’s experience includes both complex commercial and civil litigation, multidistrict litigation and class actions, products liability, contractual disputes, and general business matters in both state and federal court. Before relocating to Denver in 2016, Rachel practiced for three years in New Orleans, Louisiana where she successfully represented individuals in matters ranging from medical malpractice, products liability, catastrophic injury, mass tort litigation and class actions throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. She has significant litigation and trial experience in both state and federal court.

While practicing in New Orleans, Rachel had the distinct privilege of serving as a member of the trial and discovery teams in the Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. As part of the trial team, she vigorously advocated on behalf of thousands of homeowners who suffered property damages as a result of defective Chinese-manufactured drywall installation in their homes following the aftermath and devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In August 2015, Rachel was recognized by New Orleans City Business as “Ones to Watch in Law.” And, in 2021, she was named as a Colorado SuperLawyer Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation.

Upon earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2010, Rachel went on to earn her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While in law school, Rachel served as Articles Editor of Loyola’s Journal of Public Interest Law and was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  • B.A. in English, The University of Georgia, 2010
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2013
Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • Colorado State and Appellate Courts
  • Louisiana State and Appellate Courts
  • Wyoming State and Appellate Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Wyoming


  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation – Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • Presenter – May it Please the Court: Tips and Tricks for Requesting and Preparing for Your First Oral Argument; Federal Bar Association, Malcolm Monroe Seminar, December 2015
  • Moderator – Step Up: Practical Tips for Success; Louisiana Association for Justice, Women’s Caucus Seminar, May 2015