Cushing Donelan

Director
Office: North Carolina
P: 310.666.4300
School: Amherst College, B.A.

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Cushing Donelan is a Director at Lateral Link, based in Raleigh, NC, leading legal recruitment for the firm’s Southeast team. With a distinctive background in marketing and brand development, coupled with significant experience in entertainment production, Cushing brings a unique perspective to legal recruitment. His expertise in forging strong relationships and developing brands informs his approach to connecting esteemed legal talent with leading firms and corporations, fostering successful placements that benefit both candidates and clients.

Before joining Lateral Link, Cushing made his mark in the wine industry as the Director of Marketing for Donelan Family Wines, and in entertainment through his work with Matthew McConaughey’s j.k. livin productions. These roles honed his skills in strategic marketing, project management, and creative development, which he now applies to the legal recruitment landscape. His transition to legal recruitment was driven by his passion for building meaningful connections and his desire to impact the legal profession positively.

Residing in Raleigh with his family, Cushing is deeply involved in his community, supporting local charities and enjoying hobbies like hockey and cooking with friends. His commitment to excellence and innovative approach in legal recruitment make him a key asset to Lateral Link and the broader legal community.