Amalia Sax-Bolder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40"

Amalia Sax-Bolder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Amalia Sax-Bolder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP (Denver) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s award program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 1 at ABI’s 2023 Winter Leadership Conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sax-Bolder is a shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and has experience representing clients in a variety of distressed situations. She maintains an active chapter 11 debtor practice and also represents lenders, purchasers, secured creditors, strategic investors and trustees in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcies, receiverships and foreclosures. Prior to joining Brownstein, Sax-Bolder worked for the government of Puerto Rico to restructure the territory’s debt in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, and she represented Gov. Gavin Newsom and the government of California in connection with the PG&E bankruptcy. She also has served on ABI’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference Advisory Board since 2020 and as a judge for the Midwest Regional round of ABI’s/St. John’s University School of Law’s Duberstein Moot Court Competition since 2021. In addition, Sax-Bolder is the director of Membership of the Turnaround Management Association’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and a member of its Global DEI Committee. She also has participated in ABI’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Mentorship Program.

Sax-Bolder maintains a robust pro bono practice and is frequently engaged to represent nonprofit organizations in LGBTQ+-related litigation across the country. In addition, she co-chairs the board of The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, which provides inclusive programs and events, including running Denver PrideFest, which is attended by over 500,000 people each June. At her firm, Sax-Bolder is a member of its DEI Steering Committee and Summer Associate Committee, and she co-chairs the firm’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.

“The members of the 2023 class are an inspiration for the commitment, creativity and ingenuity that they demonstrate in both their careers and communities,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “This diverse collection of honorees is comprised of future leaders that will drive ABI and the insolvency community forward.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Now in its seventh year, the goal of ABI’s “40 under 40” award program is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year.

Click here to view the full list of the 2023 “40 Under 40” honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 10,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit