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 comprehensive benefits package to all eligible attorneys and staff.  The firm is dedicated to a supportive and collegial work environment and offers employees services and benefits, including:

  • Health Insurance (available to employees, dependents and domestic partners)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Flexible work schedule (available to attorneys)
  • Payment of dues for membership in the District of Columbia Bar and two other State Bar or Bar Associations
  • Pre-tax mass transit and parking programs (we are conveniently located next to Metro Center)

Current Open Positions

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Attorneys

Antitrust

Antitrust Associate – Washington, D.C.

Cohen Milstein's Washington, DC office seeks an Associate, with 1 - 3 years of litigation experience, to work with our Antitrust Practice Group. Candidates must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and a strong academic background. A federal clerkship is preferred.

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

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to www.cohenmilstein.com , click on the "Careers" page and find the position listing and indicate “Associate – Antitrust” in the subject line.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Marketing Manager / Senior Marketing Manager - Washington, DC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is seeking a bright, highly motivated, client service-oriented Marketing Manager or Senior Marketing Manager with excellent critical thinking skills and a broad based marketing background.  The Marketing Manager / Senior Marketing Manager will work with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leaders and attorneys across the firm to increase the visibility, awareness and appreciation of the firm’s capabilities and credentials amongst its various target audiences. The Marketing Manager / Senior Marketing Manager will work directly with the Director of Marketing and two Marketing Specialists. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Marketing Planning / Objective Setting: Working with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leadership to define firm wide and practice group specific marketing and business development objectives; identifying an appropriate mix of marketing tactics / activities to achieve these objectives.
  • Market Research / Competitive Intelligence:  Identifying the firm’s various target markets / audiences; developing a genuine understanding of how best to reach each of these distinct audiences and the ‘messages’ they’re already receiving from our peers and competitors; identifying best market practices, evaluating how or whether such practices further CMST’s unique business objectives and adopting / implementing as appropriate.
  • Website: Continually monitoring, editing and updating the CMST website’s content and presentation; working proactively with practice groups to ensure that descriptions are regularly updated to reflect the firm’s most recent / significant case developments; managing the firm’s search engine optimization efforts; collecting and analyzing visitor traffic data.
  • Awards, Directories, Surveys and Rankings:  Monitoring and evaluating the multitude of lawyer awards and recognitions; identifying those that are most meaningful (i.e., both visible and credible) to the firm’s clients, prospects, referral sources and other members of its target audience; developing annual awards calendar; collecting data, drafting nominations and managing a timely submission process.
  • Practice Descriptions, Experience Lists and Other Collateral Material: Assisting with the development, drafting, design and production of practice specific ‘one pagers,’ or brief descriptions of a specific practice and its capabilities, experience and credentials.
  • Social Media: Managing the firm’s presence across all relevant social media channels (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter); identifying our target audience(s) and defining our desired ‘voice’ / message for each medium.

Desired attributes include:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus.
  • 7+ years of marketing experience; 3+ years in a law firm or similar professional services environment.
  • Demonstrated supervisory / people management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required; experience with basic design and database software a plus.
  • Client service orientation.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strategic perspective.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Proactive mindset.

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, headquartered in Washington, DC, is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs class action firms.  With over 90 attorneys in seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation in a variety of practice areas.

No agencies or phone calls please.

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

Director of Information Technology

The Director of Information Technology (“IT”) is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of the IT Department and providing practice group support. 

Cohen Milstein partners with an outside IT resource for high level strategic planning, project specific engineering, system monitoring and help desk support.  The Director of IT will work closely and collaboratively with our outside technology partner.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop a multi-year strategic information technology plan in collaboration with attorneys, staff, our outside partner, and Firm management; update and report results annually
  • Partner with our outside vendor on planning and management of all IT infrastructure and applications, including evaluation of any changes to such infrastructure or applications, and documenting costs, timelines, risks and goals to set expectations and monitor success
  • Provide ongoing analysis, advice, education and leadership on the technological issues and technologies targeted for the legal market and that may impact the delivery of legal services for the Firm.  Be a proactive resource for practice support, identifying and recommending to practice groups the appropriate technology resources for the most efficient and effective execution of their practice
  • Provide regular management-level status reports on all aspects of the IT department’s activities including key help desk metrics, training initiatives, network operational status, status of current initiatives, and progress towards goals
  • Forecast and manage an annual technology budget to maximize benefits, while containing costs, and provide quarterly reports. This includes preparing RFPs; soliciting and evaluating bids, with input as appropriate from our outside partner
  • Identify, develop and provide technology-related training
  • Supervise one onsite staff person, to ensure that top quality and responsive service is being provided
  • Coordinate the activities of outside vendors and consultants to ensure that they are being used effectively to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date documentation for all IT-related tasks, functions and systems

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Experience developing long-term technology plans, communicating their value, and developing buy-in with executive management and principals
  • Proven written and oral communication skills with all levels of personnel in an organization, including the ability to document information and disseminate it strategically and skilled at communicating about technology issues to non-technical audiences
  • Proven interpersonal, organizational, and management skills
  • A collaborative approach, with interest and experience in working in a team environment; understanding our team includes outside vendors, attorneys, staff, and Firm management
  • Exceptional, professional, positive, client service-oriented attitude
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong understanding of and experience with project management principles and practices
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a timely fashion
  • Experience developing and managing budgets

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive application support experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Technical knowledge of VMware and VMware Horizon View, Windows Server 2008-2012 R2, Cisco UCS, Vonage Phone Systems, Cisco core routing and switching
  • Experience with mobile device integration with MDM solutions and Microsoft Exchange server
  • Experience with telecommunications systems, services, network hardware, and standards
  • Understanding of legal technologies such as: Document & Knowledge Management, Legal Accounting, Case Management, Litigation Solutions, Docketing, Cost Recovery, and Digital Dictation
  • Experience with specific legal applications such as iManage, FileSite, Westlaw, Case Notebook
  • Experience with Storage Area Networking, Virtualization and Cloud computing
  • Understanding of general networking (LAN/WAN) concepts and Microsoft infrastructure (Active Directory, DNS, etc.)
  • Understanding of how non-Microsoft Windows machines integrate with a Microsoft Windows environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 8-10 years of experience managing a comparable size information technology operation in a law firm environment

Please include your salary history and salary requirements with your application.  Your application will not be reviewed if your salary history is omitted.

No agencies please.

Director of Human Resources

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Human Resources (“HR”) is responsible for managing and directing the HR function.  This solutions-oriented senior leader will be responsible for all HR functions within the Firm and will create and guide the strategic direction of the Department.  This is a hands-on management position.

General Responsibilities

The HR Director will evaluate the effectiveness and workflow of the HR department, the HR staff, all HR initiatives and the Firm’s HR systems.  A top priority is to ensure that our employees are well served through great customer service, strategic initiatives, and innovative policies and procedures.  The HR Director will also:

  • Oversee the Firm’s recruiting program, including the onboard/off boarding processes
  • Manage the health and welfare benefit plans
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state employment, labor laws and government reporting regulations in all of the Firm’s jurisdictions
  • Administer the performance management and evaluation program for all employees
  • Maintain Firm policies and procedures and ensure they are followed  

Critical Attributes

  • Unwavering integrity
  • Unbiased decision making
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Human Resources or related field
  • PHR or SPHR a plus
  • 5+ years of experience as a Director of Human Resources in a law firm
  • 10+ years of progressive human resource experience in a professional services environment
  • In-depth knowledge of human resource disciplines
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Superior written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analysis and problem solving ability
  • Hard working, roll up your sleeves self-starter.

Please include your salary history and salary requirements with your application.  Your application will not be reviewed if your salary history is omitted.

No agencies please.

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has concluded the hiring process for 2017 Summer Associates.  

Paralegals

Paralegals

Litigation Paralegal - Complex Litigation 

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, headquartered in Washington, DC, is one of the country’s premier plaintiff’s class action law firms.  With over 90 attorneys in seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation in a variety of practice areas.

Cohen Milstein is seeking a complex litigation paralegal for its Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office.   Applicants must have significant complex litigation experience (5-7 years) in state and federal courts; be able to independently perform tasks including review/indexing documents, electronically file pleadings, prepare responses to discovery, and coordinate/schedule calendars. Applicants must be able to, under attorney supervision, gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent, and organize exhibits.  Applicants must be able to organize the file and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics, assist attorneys in the courtroom by taking notes, handling exhibits, and marking documents referred to by counsel, assist in the preparation of witness testimony and serve as liaison between trial attorneys and in-house staff.  Ideal individuals must have a strong attention to detail, be a team player, highly organized and able to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment, have solid computer and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with Trialworks or similar case management program is preferred.

We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.

To apply, please send your resume and salary history to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line.

No agencies or phone calls please.

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

Employee Benefits / ERISA

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 applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, transcripts and a cover letter to careers@cohenmilstein.com and indicate “Paralegal (Employee Benefits)” in the subject line.

Required education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Public Client

Public Client Practice Group Paralegal

Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in class action litigation on behalf of plaintiffs seeks a Paralegal to work in the Public Client Practice Group on a full-time basis.  This position requires 1-2 years of experience, attention to detail, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and ability to handle multiple projects.  Other responsibilities include drafting and proofreading legal documents, analytical research and case management.  

A four-year degree with strong academic credentials is required.  Prior experience with interviewing/investigations, internet research, Case Notebook/CaseMap, LEXIS/NEXIS, Westlaw, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and cite checking are pluses.  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 strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter and college transcripts to careers@cohenmilstein.com.