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Nelson Mullins Lawyers Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

April 8, 2021

Nelson Mullins Lawyers Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards
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Christopher T. Cushing

Christopher T. Cushing

Team Leader, Federal and State Policy

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
chris.cushing@nelsonmullins.com
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Chris Cushing has 35 years of experience in government, politics, and corporate public policy issues, and is an experienced political advisor and strategist, having served in leadership positions on winning presidential campaigns on three continents. Chris leads the federal and state lobbying practice firmwide.

Chris Cushing has 35 years of experience in government, politics, and corporate public policy issues, and is an experienced political advisor and strategist, having served in leadership positions on winning presidential campaigns on three continents. Chris leads the federal and state lobbying practice firmwide.

Christopher T. Cushing

Chris Cushing has 35 years of experience in government, politics, and corporate public policy issues, and is an experienced political advisor and strategist, having served in leadership positions on winning presidential campaigns on three continents. Chris leads the federal and state lobbying practice firmwide.

Experience

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Experience

  • Represents clients in transactions and investments in which there is an interaction among political, business, regulatory, and legal environments
  • Clients include multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, major industry associations, and domestic and foreign start-up ventures
  • Represents sovereign governments, heads of state, and opposition candidates worldwide
  • Practice includes assisting government and business clients in public issues and political risk management, strategy development, and legislative and regulatory counseling for defense and homeland security, economic development, financial services, healthcare policy, international trade, public/private partnerships, renewable energy, tax policy, and state and local government issues
  • Has lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Institute of Management & Administration, the Public Forum Institute, and is a speaker in the United States and abroad. Topics include:
    • “What Your Board of Directors Must Know About a Crisis Management Plan,” examining the development of an effective crisis management plan, including anticipating and preparing for a crisis and handling communication and public relations issues
    • “Proper Influence: Responsible Federal, State and Local Lobbying,” focusing on best practices for effective and ethical lobbying. 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Partner, WolfBlock Public Strategies, LLC (2005 –2009)
  • Founder, President, The Commonwealth Group, a multistate government relations firm (1988 – 2005)
  • Principal Advisor to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (1986 – 1988)
  • Former Director of Government Relations, Boston Capital Corporation, a leading real estate financing and investment firm (1984 – 1986)

Education

  • Bowdoin College, BA, Government and Legal Studies; Economics (1984)

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  • American Foreign Service Association
  • National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics
  • National Conference of Republican County Officials
  • Republican Party of Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Past Chairman, The International Committee of The University Club of Washington D.C.
  • The George Town Club
  • The Loudon Fairfax Hunt
  • Palm Beach Yacht Club
  • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
  • Arizona State Society
  • Florida State Society
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