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It’s Time to Try Defying Gravity – One Woman’s Thoughts on Having it All

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Home Depot executive Teresa Wynn Roseborough presented “It’s Time to Try Defying Gravity – One Woman’s Thoughts on Having it All” at the University of Georgia School of Law’s 32nd Edith House Lecturer on April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Roseborough serves as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the retail giant. She is responsible for all of Home Depot’s legal functions worldwide ranging from securities to intellectual property in addition to overseeing the company’s government relations and corporate security services.

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Roseborough has also served as deputy general counsel for MetLife, deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge James Dickson Phillip of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

In 2009, the Network Journal named her as one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and she was named one of America’s top black attorneys by Black Enterprise in 2000.

Roseborough earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, her master’s degree from Boston University and her law degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review.

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