Dusty Pellegrino

Branch Manager - Direct Hire

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J.D., B.S., - University of Southern California, University of Arizona


Los Angeles

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Organization and follow through are two of the cornerstones of Dusty Pellegrino’s legal recruiting career. By taking detailed notes of every conversation, she is able to organize them in a way that allows her to pinpoint the ideal candidate for each specific legal role. As a legal recruiter, Dusty enjoys helping her clients find the perfect candidate who will allow them to further their practices while helping her candidates elevate their careers.

Dusty came to Lucas Group in 2017 as a Senior Partner in the Legal division. In her role, she sources top legal professionals for a wide range of positions in small- to large-size firms as well as in-house counsel roles in mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations throughout California. Motivated and driven, Dusty diligently works to make matches that are based not only on skill sets and experience, but cultural and personality fits as well, which yield long-term, successful placements.

Before joining Lucas Group, Dusty spent eight years in wholesale apparel sales working for large, contemporary brands and also worked as a national sales manager for one brand. She also worked briefly as a litigator. Immediately prior to Lucas Group, Dusty was Director of Recruiting at Major, Lindsey & Africa for nearly three years, where she focused on full-cycle recruitment of legal and compliance professionals. During her first year there, she was awarded Rookie of the Year and was the top producer in her division in 2016. Her experience in sales, recruiting and as a litigator give Dusty a unique, well-rounded perspective which she is able to offer to her clients and candidates.

Dusty spends her free time taking various fitness classes including yoga, spin and pilates and enjoys hanging out with her husband, son and dog. She also loves the occasional wine tasting when time permits. Dusty holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.

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