Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Joe Harrington serves as Ocean Spray’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all legal aspects of the cooperative’s business. He also advises on governance matters and leads the Government Affairs discipline for the company. Joe is a strategic advisor, business partner and experienced leader that throughout his time with Ocean Spray has driven our company’s integrity, success and growth path forward.
“Serving as General Counsel for an agricultural cooperative brings with it such a wonderful and unique opportunity—our entire legal team is committed to ensuring we are doing right by our farmer-owners,” he noted. “Any good legal team touches upon all areas of a company’s business, but it’s the exceptional ones that are purpose-driven. We’re guided by the principle that our work will help shape the success and viability of this cooperative for generations of family-farmers to come.”
Since joining Ocean Spray in 2013, Joe has counseled all areas of the business, managing day-to-day activities, tactical initiatives and strategic transactions. Prior to Ocean Spray, he served as the Assistant General Counsel of a telecommunications company, and as an attorney at a law firm focused on litigation and transactional matters.
“Having worked across a variety of practice areas and industries, it’s an absolute honor to know that today I am able to join with my fellow Ocean Spray team members, in legal and across all our functions, in connecting our farms to families for a better life.”