Teresa Wynn Roseborough is the executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for The Home Depot. She is responsible for all legal functions worldwide, including securities, litigation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, store operations, risk management and intellectual property. She also is responsible for the Company’s government relations and corporate security services.
Teresa has more than 25 years of legal experience. Before joining The Home Depot in 2011, Teresa held several positions in the legal department of MetLife, including deputy general counsel and senior chief counsel for litigation and compliance. Prior to MetLife, Teresa was a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, where her practice focused on complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Teresa’s professional background includes government service as deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, where she provided legal counsel to the White House and all executive branch agencies; as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge James Dickson Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; and as an employee of the Department of Defense in West Germany.
Teresa was named one of 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and as one of America’s top black attorneys by Black Enterprise. Her civic involvements include serving as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a member of the boards of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.
Teresa earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in education from Boston University, and a juris doctor with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review.