Kerri S. Reisdorff

Shareholder || Kansas City

Ms. Reisdorff concentrates her law practice in the labor and employment arena in the exclusive representation of management. She advises and defends clients with regard to all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with non-discrimination statutes, the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, Title VII, and state and local employment statutes. Ms. Reisdorff has assisted clients in proactively addressing and preventing workplace disputes. Ms. Reisdorff represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and in federal and state court.

Ms. Reisdorff also devotes a significant amount of her practice to preventative training and counseling for senior leaders, supervisors and employees for firm clients on a whole host of employment-law-related topics. Ms. Reisdorff’s corporate clients come in all shapes, sizes, and industries, and she takes pleasure in working with each of these organizations to ensure compliance and make their organizations a rewarding place to work. She is a sought-after speaker and moderator throughout the country on labor and employment matters.

For the past 7 years, Ms. Reisdorff has been recognized as a “Leader in her Field” in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA®.  The Kansas City Business Journal named Ms. Reisdorff a 2014 NextGen Leader as a result of both her business success and her civic involvement.  Ms. Reisdorff is also the Chair of Ogletree’s women’s business resource group for attorneys (ODWIN).

Ogletree Deakins is one of America’s leading labor and employment law firms.  Serving as advocates for management in 53 offices located throughout the world, it has a national reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service.  Ogletree Deakins’ labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, environmental law, occupational safety and health, and construction law.  Ogletree Deakins’ depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients – Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies – from coast to coast and across the globe.

Ms. Reisdorff received her law degree from the University of Nebraska, with distinction, and was an Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review.   Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins in 2010, Ms. Reisdorff was a partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith.

Civic and Charitable Activities/Associations

Ms. Reisdorff is extremely committed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and has made civic and charitable service a priority.  She is a proud graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program (Class of 2008).  During her tenure in the program, she was elected to the Steering Committee by her fellow class members and served as the 2013-2014 Past President of the Centurions Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.  Ms. Reisdorff is also a 2009 graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy and attends alumni events and is active in the Central Exchange.

Ms. Reisdorff currently serves on the Executive Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and is a Board Member and patron of Studios, Inc. (a Kansas City arts incubator), the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Teach for America – Kansas City.  Her prior board service includes ImpactKC and the Sherwood Center.

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Since graduating from law school, Ms. Reisdorff has devoted her legal practice to defending management in labor and employment matters.

Ms. Reisdorff is also extremely committed to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and has made civic and charitable service a priority.  She is a proud graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program (Class of 2008).  During her tenure in the program, she was elected to the Steering Committee by her fellow class members.  Following her program graduation, Ms. Reisdorff has served on the Centurions Alumni Board and in 2009 she co-founded the Centurions Alumni Association’s annual golf tournament which benefits a local Kansas City charity each year.  Ms. Reisdorff currently serves as a volunteer and committee chair for ImpactKC and is a committee member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City’s annual golf tournament.  For the past two years, she has also served as an ambassador for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s annual gala.

In the fall of 2009, Ms. Reisdorff was selected to participate in the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, whose mission is to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the business community.  She continues to participate in this program through its alumni association.  For the past three years, she has also served as a liaison for the Untied Way’s Small Business Annual Campaign.  In 2008, Ms. Reisdorff co-chaired “Revolution,” an event benefiting the Salvation Army, and in 2007 and 2008, was a committee member for the Kansas City Free Health Clinic’s “Bloom” party.

Education

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Graduate, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2008
  • President, Board of Directors of the Alumni Section of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program
  • Graduate, FBI Citizen’s Academy Fall Class of 2009
  • Liaison, United Way Small Business Annual Campaign (2008, 2009, and 2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, ImpactKC
  • Co-chair, Revolution 2009, a fundraising event benefiting the Salvation Army
  • Committee member, Bloom 2007 and 2008, a fundraising event benefiting the Kansas City Free Health Clinic
  • Appointed to Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charity-KC, Effective January 1, 2015

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