Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, The Home Depot
Teresa Wynn Roseborough is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Teresa leads The Home Depot’s legal functions, including securities, litigation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, store operations, risk management and intellectual property. As corporate secretary, Teresa supports the board of directors and is responsible for corporate governance matters. She also is responsible for the company’s government relations.
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 more than 30 years of legal experience also 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; 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 trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society, and as a member of the boards of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and of the Board of Overseers of the RAND Corporation Institute for Civil Justice. She is also a member of the American Law Institute. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Hartford.
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. Teresa and her husband, Joseph, are the proud parents of daughter, Courtney.