Working at Cohen Milstein

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs class action firms. With over 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning securities, civil rights, antitrust, consumer protection, employee benefits, international human rights, whistleblower/false claims act, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Diversity & Inclusion

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Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse community within our firm.  Diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.  We believe that diversity enhances the quality of service we provide to clients and makes our firm a more vibrant and fulfilling place to work.

To ensure that the firm continues to make progress in our commitment to diversity, our firm's Hiring and Diversity Committee is dedicated to examining all aspects of our hiring, benefits, training, support, and promotion practices in order to assess progress, identify current needs and implement solutions.

With its long history of advocating for gender equality in the workplace, Cohen Milstein is also proud to be recognized for creating a culture of equality and diversity within the firm.  In 2015, Law360  included Cohen Milstein on its “Ceiling Smashers List,” identifying the firm as having the fourth-highest percentage of female partners among 400 U.S. law firms surveyed and ranking it seventh among the 100 best law firms in the country for women to work.

Benefits

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Cohen Milstein offers a competitive compensation program. Our flexible benefits program features several options to protect health and financial well-being as well as to help achieve a healthy work-life balance. Our programs include the following:

Health

  • Choice of a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) available to employees, dependents and domestic partners
  • Dental insurance available
  • Vision insurance provided

  • Healthcare and dependent flexible spending accounts available

Financial Well-being

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment Insurance provided
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance provided
  • Retirement plans
  • Pre-tax transportation benefit program to pay qualified commuting and parking expenses

Work-Life Programs

  • Business casual dress
  • Paid-Time Off (30 days per year for attorneys. PTO for all others varies based on position and tenure)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid maternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Program with counseling, resources, and referral services provided

Other Benefits – Attorneys Only

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Bar dues (up to 3 states)
  • Contributions for mobile devices and reimbursement for monthly data plan

Current Open Positions

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Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for the Cohen Milstein Fellowship for the Fellowship term beginning Fall 2018.  Cohen Milstein established a Legal Fellowship program to employ attorneys for a minimum of one year.  This Fellowship provides lawyers with the opportunity to gain significant litigation experience.  The program is meant to serve recent law school graduates who desire to get unparalleled litigation experience in a private law firm setting. 

Overview

With nearly 90 lawyers in seven offices, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized as a “class-action powerhouse” (Forbes); “the most effective law firm in the United States for lawsuits with a strong social and political component” (Inside Counsel Magazine); and one of “America’s 25 most influential law firms” (The Trial Lawyer).

For over 45 years, we have fought corporate misconduct, pursuing litigation on behalf of individuals, whistleblowers, public entities and other institutions in cases that have raised significant and often novel issues to advance the public good.

Cohen Milstein Fellows will serve a one-year term, working closely with attorneys from a number of the Firm’s key practice areas, including Antitrust, Civil Rights & Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Human Rights, Public Client, Securities Litigation & Investor Protection and Whistleblower/False Claims Act.  Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the Firm’s work, including investigating potential cases, drafting pleadings, researching cutting­edge legal issues, conducting discovery, and collaborating with our colleagues in leading firms across the country.  This position is located in our Washington, DC office.

Qualifications

We are seeking recent law graduates and judicial clerks who share our commitment to performing the highest quality legal work to further the public good.  Applicants should have strong academic credentials, superior analytical, research, writing, and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated experience working collaboratively.  Applicants must be able to commit to the entire one year of service to be considered for the Fellowship.

Compensation and Benefits

The Fellow will receive a salary of $75,000 annually and will be eligible to participate in the Firm’s full benefit package.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please include “Cohen Milstein Fellowship” in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

Attorneys

Antitrust

Cohen Milstein seeks a Staff Attorney to work for the Antitrust Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, reviewing documents; factual research for existing cases and for investigations; and assisting with other discovery tasks, including responding to discovery requests and deposition preparation.

Requirements:

• J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in DC

• Litigation experience required; Antitrust experience strongly preferred

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of documents and work associated with each case

• The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

• Good analytic skills to synthesize large amounts of information into accurate summaries

• The ability to work independently

 

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume and include “Staff Attorney (Antitrust)” in the subject line to careers@cohenmilstein.com

Civil Rights & Employment

Cohen Milstein seeks a Staff Attorney to work for the Civil Rights & Employment Group in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, reviewing documents, factual research, and assisting with other discovery tasks, including responding to discovery requests, preparing for depositions, and may include defending or taking depositions.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in DC
  • Litigation experience required; employment discrimination class action experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of documents and work associated with each case
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good analytic skills to synthesize large amounts of information into accurate summaries
  • The ability to work independently

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume and include “Staff Attorney (Civil Rights & Employment)” in the subject line to careers@cohenmilstein.com.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With approximately 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities, Civil Rights, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

The Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice of Cohen Milstein seeks an Associate with one to four years of litigation experience to work in our Washington, D.C. or New York office.  A federal judicial clerkship is preferred.

The Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice primarily represents individuals, public pension funds, and other institutions in private securities class actions brought under state and federal law, including the Securities Act of 1933 and antifraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our cases offer a unique opportunity to do public sector work in a private setting.

Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing complaints and briefs, play a strong supporting role in discovery, and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks, among other responsibilities.  A strong academic background with excellent writing skills and analytic ability is required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  Must be an active member of the D.C. or New York bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace.  We encourage women, minority, and other diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

Law Clerks

Law Clerks

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC will be hiring a law clerk to work with us part-time (generally 10 - 15 hours per week) in our Washington, D.C. office during the Spring 2018 semester (approximately January - May). Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs' class action firms. With more than 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning securities and investor protection, civil rights, antitrust, consumer protection, employee benefits, international human rights, whistleblower/false claims act, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

We are seeking exceptional and motivated candidates with strong writing and analytical skills who will have completed their second year of law school by the Fall of 2017.

Our law clerks are valued members of our litigation team. In past years, our law clerks have drafted portions of appellate briefs, helped prepare for and attended depositions, researched evidentiary issues for trial where the results of their research were used, and worked with co-counsel from other top firms around the country on cases with both national and international implications. Law clerks typically work for a semester with the exact dates to be negotiated with the supervising attorney.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply. 

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com (in proper format).

Please submit all applications no later than December 31, 2017.

No phone calls please.

Paralegals

Paralegals

Cohen Milstein seeks a Paralegal to work with the Securities and Antitrust Practice Groups on a full-time basis in our New York office. This position requires attention to detail, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities.  Additional responsibilities include drafting and proofreading documents, organize and prepare documents for depositions, interviewing witnesses, legal filings, analytical research, and case management. A four-year degree or a paralegal certificate is required. Prior experience with internet research, PACER, LEXIS/NEXIS, Westlaw, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and cite-checking are a plus. 

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great work environment. 

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to careers@cohenmilstein.com and indicate “Paralegal (Securities/Antitrust)” in the subject line.

Employee Benefits / ERISA

Cohen Milstein seeks a full-time, entry-level Paralegal to work in our Washington, DC Office in the Employee Benefits Group.  This position requires attention to detail, willingness to work overtime as needed, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, a commitment to teamwork, and the ability to work with minimal supervision to handle multiple priorities.

A four-year degree or a paralegal certificate is required.  Experience with internet research, LEXIS/NEXIS, Westlaw, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat are plusses.  Prior work experience in any field is preferred, but no prior paralegal experience is required.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a wonderful work environment. Preference will be given to candidates who will make a two-year minimum commitment to the position.

Cohen Milstein is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, transcripts and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com