Johanna Harrington joined the firm in 2017 to manage its U.S. Virgin Islands office. Johanna has lived in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands for over 11 years and during that time, she has practiced in a variety of areas. She currently represents banks doing business in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as mortgage servicers and other creditors. She also regularly represents buyers and sellers of real estate. Her previous experience in the U.S. Virgin Islands includes civil litigation, court-appointed criminal defense, and taxpayer representation before the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue and Internal Revenue Service. Before joining the firm, Johanna served at the Virgin Islands Department of Justice as its first Director of the newly formed Medical Malpractice & Risk Unit relying on experience she gained in Missouri defending healthcare providers accused of negligence. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of Central Missouri and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During law school, she served on the Journal of Dispute Resolution and published a Comment titled, “To Litigate or Arbitrate?: No Matter- the Credit Card Industry is Deciding For You”. In 2011, she co-authored an article published in the IFC Review titled “The USVI: Economic Incentives for Knowledge-Based Businesses”. Following graduation from law school, she clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District based in Springfield, Missouri.