Adjunct Professor of Law
Teresa Sebastian has more than 20 years of experience working in corporate legal departments. She was a senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Darden Restaurants, a global company, from 2010 to 2015. From 2008 to 2010, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Veyance Technologies, which had operations in the U.S., South America, Europe and China. She began her legal career with Sommers Schwartz in Southfield, Michigan, before joining the corporate legal department of CMS Energy Corporation in Detroit in 1994. She left that position in 2007 to join DTE Energy Co. as assistant general counsel. In 2015, she founded the Dominion Asset Group, a firm that invests in urban real estate and commercial ventures, where she currently serves as president and CEO.
Professor Sebastian has taught a course on corporate compliance at Michigan Law and been a guest lecturer on corporate governance at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the role of the general counsel and issues affecting corporate legal departments. She serves on the board of the United Negro College Fund and on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts.