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Equal Justice Works to Honor Teresa Wynn Roseborough at Scales of Justice Event

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Teresa Wynn Roseborough is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at The Home Depot

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2022—Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that it will honor Teresa Wynn Roseborough, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of The Home Depot, at the Scales of Justice event on October 11, 2022.

“Teresa’s enduring commitment to pro bono, work to promote diverse workplaces, and firm belief that the law must be used to promote justice and improve lives, all make her a deserving recipient of this honor, and we are thrilled to celebrate her contributions at this year’s Scales of Justice,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “She is a leader among general counsel and an outstanding example of how those in the legal profession can connect with and serve the communities where they live and practice law.”

Teresa’s enduring commitment to pro bono, work to promote diverse workplaces, and firm belief that the law must be used to promote justice and improve lives, all make her a deserving recipient of this honor, and we are thrilled to celebrate her contributions at this year’s Scales of Justice.

David Stern /
Executive Director, Equal Justice Works

A supporter of Equal Justice Works for nearly 25 years, Teresa served on its Board of Directors from 1998 to 2006. She has been a member of the organization’s Annual Dinner Steering Committee since 2012, and a member of its Board of Counselors since 2016

Each year, Equal Justice Works presents the Scales of Justice Award to a leader in the legal community who exemplifies a high level of commitment to public service and pro bono; shares the organization’s values of service, community, opportunity, passion, and equal access to justice; has upheld the organization’s mission and vision throughout their career while also supporting the organization; and has set a strong example for how legal professionals can contribute to efforts in the public interest.

“The only way to make the vision of equal justice for all a reality is for people to have equal access to lawyers and our justice system,” said Teresa. “Lawyers are critical players in fulfilling the promise of equal justice for all. Beyond increasing access, we must also work to ensure that the law structurally supports equal justice, and that we dismantle artificial boundaries to our justice system. I am proud to support Equal Justice Works and am honored to be a part of this community.”

The only way to make the vision of equal justice for all a reality is for people to have equal access to lawyers and our justice system.

Teresa Wynn Roseborough /
executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, The Home Depot

At The Home Depot, Teresa has been a leading voice for expanding the company’s pro bono work and commitments related to social equity efforts in the United States. Since 2013, The Home Depot has sponsored six Equal Justice Works Fellows, and today currently cosponsors two Equal Justice Works Fellows with Eversheds Sutherland. Raneem Ashrawi  advocates for Georgia youth with behavioral and mental health needs, and Eliza McDuffie’s Fellowship project focuses on ending the solitary confinement of children in Georgia’s adult prisons.

“Our Fellows have made us all so incredibly proud to be associated with their work and we are grateful for their leadership and service to our home state of Georgia,” said Teresa.

Before joining The Home Depot, Teresa held several positions at MetLife, including senior chief counsel and deputy general counsel, and she was formerly a partner in the firm that is now Eversheds Sutherland. Teresa began her career in public service working as a deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration. She also served as a law clerk for Judge James Dickson Phillips of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court.

Teresa has earned numerous accolades for her leadership and pro bono work, including recognition as one of 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and as one of America’s top Black attorneys by Black Enterprise. She has also served as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., and a co-chair of the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.  She is presently Chair of the Board of Advisors of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice.

Click here for more information about the Scales of Justice event.

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About Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for lawyers to transform their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service. As the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, Equal Justice Works brings together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, nonprofit legal aid organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice.

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