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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Attorneys

Public Client

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for an experienced litigator in the Public Client Practice.

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity to do public-sector work in a private-sector setting.  We exclusively represent government entities as outside counsel in high-stakes cases.  State attorneys general comprise our largest client base, though we also represent other government entities.  Our government work focuses on civil enforcement investigations and litigation, most commonly in consumer, financial and health care fraud.  This position is an ideal match for a litigator with a passion for public service. 

Applicants should have at least 5-9 years of litigation experience in federal, state, or local government, a public-interest firm or advocacy group, or other type of law firm.  Applicants must be able to: analyze complex legal questions and write briefs; manage discovery in complex litigation; interact with opposing counsel and government clients; and supervise more junior lawyers.  More senior applicants will be expected to run significant aspects of the litigation or investigation.  A strong academic background with excellent writing skills is required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced 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.

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

No Agencies and no phone calls please.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

Associate - Washington, D.C./New York

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 and Investor Protection Practice Area 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 and Investor Protection Practice Area 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.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Intake Specialist

Cohen Milstein’s Palm Beach Gardens office is seeking an intake specialist.  Applicant must be able to multi-task, work well with others and independently to perform tasks including collecting pertinent information from potential clients.  Individual must be highly organized and have strong computer and communication skills. Ideal Candidate will be proficient in all Microsoft Products and Trialworks.

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 “Client Intake Specialist” in the subject line. 

No agencies and no phone calls please.

 

Director of Investigative Services

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is currently accepting applications for a Director of Investigative Services.    

Position Summary

The role of the Director of Investigative Services is to work independently with certain practice groups at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC ("CMST") with an emphasis on securities fraud litigation to develop methods to identify and obtain evidence to support CMST's litigation efforts, analyze information obtained through investigative means, and make recommendations to CMST regarding litigation matters to pursue.  The Director of Investigative Services will work closely with decision makers in various CMST departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support investigative solutions for all aspects of the organization. The Director of lnvestigative Services will also define and implement policies, procedures and best practices for investigative services.

General Responsibilities

Assist the Firm in developing evidence to support cases it brings.  This will include:

  1. Interviews by phone or in person with witnesses likely to have knowledge of important evidence; likely will include talking to former employees of a company, suppliers, customers, and competitors;
  2. Conduct background searches related to potential witnesses or individuals or corporate defendants;
  3. Gather data and other documents that may be relevant to a case;
  4. Identify and locate potential fact witnesses likely to have relevant information relating to a case.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's  degree from an accredited university or equivalent professional experience related to conducting interviews, directing investigations,  consulting and litigation support.  Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and/or working knowledge of law firm environments and complex litigation management and support is preferred.

Minimum three years related work experience, demonstrating a strong knowledge of systems and methods to conduct investigations in a law firm environment, current research methodology, interviewing techniques, and providing counsel to law firms. 

Must possess a valid private investigator’s license.

Must possess strong analytical skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills and be diligent at interacting with a wide range of people internal and external to CMST.  Ability to synthesize large quantities of information and provide valued counsel and recommendations in a timely, and many times expedited, manner is valued.

A combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and salary history to by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please include “Investigator” 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.

Recruiter/Human Resources Generalist

Cohen Milstein is seeking an experienced legal recruiter who is creative, forward thinking and can handle a fast-pace, busy recruiting environment.  The position is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the firm in various practice areas of law. This will be achieved through the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas to fill full-time and contract attorney vacancies and non-attorney positions.  Conducting onboarding for all new hires and contract personnel, extending offers, checking references, and posting vacancies to legal and non-legal jobsites, colleges, including Affinity group web sites.  Reviewing and filtering resumes for eligible candidates, following up with practice groups regarding recruitment efforts, and maintaining recruiting databases and files.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal, time management, and communication skills paired with a dedication to client service.

This is a highly visible position and this individual must maintain a professional image and a positive demeanor. This individual must also be able to manage several concurrent tasks, consistently exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain confidentiality.

A college degree is required.  Prior experience as a legal recruiter is desired. Preference will be given to individuals with law firm experience.

To apply, please submit a resume and salary history by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Recruiter/HR Generalist” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

No agencies or phone calls please.

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

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC will be hiring four Summer Associates to work with us in our Washington, D.C. office and one Summer Associate in our New York City office.

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 summer of 2017.

Our Summer Associates are valued members of our litigation team. In past years, our Summer Associates 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. Our summer program is generally 10 weeks long.

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 (indicate “2018 Summer Associates” in the subject line) or check with your law school's placement office to see if they are collecting applications for us.  Please submit all applications no later than September 15, 2017. Please indicate whether you are interested in a position in Washington, D.C. and/or New York City.

No phone calls please.

Paralegals

Employee Benefits / ERISA

Employee Benefits Paralegal

Cohen Milstein, a law firm specializing in plaintiff class action and other complex litigation seeks an entry-level Paralegal to work in the Employee Benefits Group on a full-time basis. 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 with strong academic credentials 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. Candidates should note any foreign language skills in their cover letter and resume.

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 by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Paralegal (Employee Benefits)” in the subject line.

Required education:

  • Bachelor's Degree