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Kerri S. Reisdorff

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Kerri 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 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, and state and local employment statutes. Kerri has assisted clients in proactively addressing and preventing workplace disputes. Kerri represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and in federal and state court.

Kerri 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. Kerri’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 seven years, Kerri has been recognized as a “Leader in her Field” in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA®. The Kansas City Business Journal named Kerri a 2014 NextGen Leader as a result of both her business success and her civic involvement. Kerri 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.

Kerri 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, she was a partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith.

Civic and Charitable Activities/Associations

Kerri 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. Kerri is also a 2009 graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy and attends alumni events and is active in the Central Exchange.

Kerri 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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