KANSAS CITY, Mo. – February 5, 2018 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Shareholder Kerri Reisdorff will chair Ogletree Deakins Women’s Initiative (ODWIN). She succeeds Ashley Cuttino who remains with the firm based in its Greenville, SC office. ODWIN was established to support Ogletree Deakins’ women attorneys in three key areas: Power (identification and attainment of leadership positions), Access (access to meaningful internal and external development opportunities, and Results (maximizing professional success and fulfillment). ODWIN’s overall goal is to harness and spotlight the tremendous talent of Ogletree Deakins’ nearly 400 female attorneys.
“ODWIN offers a comprehensive platform that serves to promote women attorneys in the firm with their professional development and to advance to leadership positions,” said Kerri Reisdorff, chair of ODWIN. “I’m thrilled at our significant progress, excited to chair ODWIN, and applaud Ashley for her energy and enthusiasm as our outgoing chair.”
Kerri has built a reputation for civic and charitable service. The Kansas City Business Journal named her a NextGen Leader. She is a proud graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and Studios, Inc. Kerri has also been an active member of the Central Exchange and previously served on a committee dedicated to providing instruction to businesses seeking to establish or grow women resource groups within their organizations.
Kerri joined Ogletree Deakins in 2010 as a shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office. 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, National Labor Relations Act, and state and local employment statutes. A significant portion of Kerri’s practice is dedicated to proactive counseling and training, and Kerri is a sought after speaker in the region on topics including the ADA, FMLA, performance management, and harassment prevention. Kerri has been named a Leader in her Field by Chambers for the past seven years. Kerri earned her J.D., with distinction, from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation - Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com