Liz Boydston of Polsinelli Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Liz Boydston of Polsinelli Selected as One of ABI's 2020 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that Liz Boydston of Polsinelli (Dallas) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Honorees will be recognized at a special virtual ceremony in February 2021.

A shareholder in Polsinelli, Boydston focuses her practice on complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfers, preference litigation, Section 363 sales, receiverships and workouts throughout the U.S. She represents for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, municipalities, senior housing centers, health care providers, public oil and gas development companies, refining and fuel-marketing corporations, offshore drilling and exploration companies, financial institutions, independent contractors, and large multinational and multi-subsidiary corporations in complex restructuring and insolvency matters. Boydston is president of the Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section, program co-chair of the Turnaround Management Association and former president of the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, and she is involved in many more professional organizations. She is active in her community, participating in such organizations as the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Attorneys Serving the Community and United Way Metropolitan of Dallas, Women’s Leadership Course. Boydston received her J.D. cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Baylor University in 2003.

“Accomplished in both their careers and communities, the 2020 class of honorees is an inspiration for the future of the insolvency community,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “We look forward to collaborating with this diverse collection of young leaders in the full range of ABI's activities to advance the profession.”

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. Nominations were submitted earlier this year by the candidates themselves or by colleagues via the initiative’s website, More than 200 candidates, each with outstanding records of professional achievement and community leadership, were evaluated by 20 judges. The majority of the applicants were partners, directors or managing directors at their firms.

Click here to view the full list of the 2020 “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 11,000 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