Top Tier Lawyers with a Personal Touch

Practice Areas

You Deserve Excellent Representation. We are Passionate, Experienced Litigators

Civil Litigation and Arbitration

Litigating trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations.

White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

Representing individuals and corporations in investigations, trials, and appeals

Securities Litigation and Enforcement

Advocating for clients before the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and in other regulatory and private litigation proceedings.

Appellate Advocacy

Pursuing civil, criminal, and administrative appeals, from post-trial briefs to appellate arguments.

Internal Investigations

Conducting independent internal investigations on behalf of Boards of Directors and private companies, as well as FCPA compliance

Criminal Defense

Defending felonies and misdemeanors in D.C. Superior Court, as well as expertise in seeking expungement of records.

Verdi & Ogletree represents companies and individuals in court, before regulatory agencies, and in arbitrations. We listen carefully to our clients and provide counsel based on decades of experience. We always aim to resolve matters efficiently – and on the best possible terms.

About Verdi & Ogletree

Top tier lawyers with a personal touch
Everything We Do is Focused on Achieving the Best Result for You

After beginning their legal careers at the same large firm, Ms. Verdi and Mr. Ogletree pursued separate paths and both gained extensive experience at some of the most prestigious law firms in Washington, D.C. They later united to form Verdi & Ogletree, a certified woman owned business, to combine their experience and provide clients first-rate and cost-effective legal services. Together, Ms. Verdi and Mr. Ogletree have experience in the courtroom, board room, and arbitrational tribunals. They have argued cases throughout the country. Both are aggressive litigators, but understand that oftentimes matters require creative solutions to produce the best possible result for clients. While many lawyers advertise that they are litigators, the attorneys at Verdi & Ogletree have actual courtroom experience in trying both bench and jury trials.

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  • We have a proven track record of resolving contentious matters, trying cases, and pursuing appeals. We explain legal issues in plain language and work with our clients to navigate stressful, challenging situations.

  • We focus on six practice areas - areas in which we have deep expertise. We have unique insight into civil and criminal matters involving securities laws, white collar crime, government investigations, and internal investigations and compliance programs.

  • We are fierce and experienced advocates who pursue our clients' best interests during negotiations, trials, and appeals.

  • We understand that every client deserves representation suited to their needs. At Verdi & Ogletree, we provide personalized, sophisticated legal advice that takes into account each client's particular circumstances and goals.


Savvy litigators with a proven track record

Kerry Brainard Verdi

Diverse litigation and investigations practice with expertise representing corporations and individuals in jury trials, administrative and regulatory hearings, internal investigations and arbitration.
Ms. Verdi has aided defendants navigating a wide variety of investigations, prosecutions and appeals, including complex financial fraud allegations, sensitive national security matters, and widely reported public corruption cases.

Benjamin R. Ogletree

Significant experience in representing companies and individuals in a broad array of civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators.
Mr. Ogletree represents businesses and individuals in civil, criminal and administrative matters, including proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA and the NYSE.

Faith Kalman Reyes

Extensive litigation practice in the areas of employment law and litigation (representing employers), title insurance and land use, foreclosure, commercial litigation, contested probate matters, appellate law, and general civil litigation.
Ms. Reyes provides legal advice to employers, conducts investigations and employee interviews, responds to agency audits and charges, and represents employers in litigation.
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