Working at Cohen Milstein

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs class action firms. With over 90 attorneys and six 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

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, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein's Washington, DC office seeks an Associate, with 1-4 years of litigation experience, to work with our Antirust Practice Group.  Candidates must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and a strong academic background.  A federal clerkship is strongly preferred and the candidate must be able to start in the Fall of 2016.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with and learn from an extraordinary team of lawyers with a tireless determination to serve our clients’ interests and pursue justice in the private and public sector in a manner that provides a meaningful relief.

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

Human Rights

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier law firms for complex civil ligation on behalf of plaintiffs.  With over 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, employee benefits, international human rights, securities, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, DC office seeks a mid-level attorney, with two to four years litigation experience, to work with our Human Rights Practice Group.  The Human Rights Group represents victims of human trafficking, forced labor, torture and other abuses in civil suits in U.S. courts. More information on the practice can be found on our website at www.cohenmilstein.com

Candidates must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and strong academic credentials, as well as substantial litigation experience including brief writing, oral argument, and/or taking discovery.  Foreign language skills and experience in international human rights or working with victims of human trafficking are a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with and learn from an extraordinary team of lawyers with a tireless determination to serve our clients' interests and pursue justice. Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply. Please submit all applications on or before October 1, 2016. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and short writing sample via email to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Human Rights Attorney” in the subject line.

Public Client

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for a junior Litigation Associate in the Public Client Practice.

The Public Client Practice offers a rare opportunity to do public-sector litigation in a private-sector setting. We exclusively represent government entities as their outside counsel in high-stakes, civil law enforcement investigations and litigation. Our clients include state attorneys general, large municipalities and counties, and other government entities. Our cases focus on consumer fraud and false claims, primarily in the financial, mortgage, health care, pharmaceutical, and education industries. This Associate position is uniquely suited to an energized junior litigator with a passion for public service.

Applicants should have 1-2 years of litigation experience at a law firm or in federal, state, or local government. Applicants must have excellent legal research and writing skills, strong organizational skills, experience with complex civil discovery and impressive academic credentials. Judicial clerkship experience is desirable but not required.

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

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

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, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, DC office seeks an Associate, with one to four years of litigation experience, to work with our Securities Practice Group. Candidates must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and a strong academic background.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with and learn from an extraordinary team of lawyers with a tireless determination to serve our clients' interests and pursue justice in the private and public sector in a manner that provides meaningful relief.

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. 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, 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 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 strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com 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, 2016. Please indicate whether you are interested in a position in Washington, D.C. and/or New York City.

Paralegals

Paralegals

PARALEGAL (Pre-Litigation) – Palm Beach Gardens – FL

Cohen Milstein, one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms, is seeking a Pre-litigation Paralegal.  Applicant must be able to perform tasks independently with limited supervision.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing/indexing documents, filing electronic pleadings and preparing responses to discovery.  Qualified candidates must have experience preparing demands.  The Pre-Litigation Paralegal must be a team player, willing to assist with administrative tasks in the office, be highly organized, and have solid computer as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Qualified candidates will be proficient in all Microsoft Products and Trialworks and have at least 5 years’ experience.

We offer competitive salary, vacation and comprehensive benefits packages.

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 go to our website at www.cohenmilstein.com, click on the "Careers" tab and find the position listing. Please send a cover letter and resume to the email listed and indicate “Litigation Paralegal (FL Office)” in the subject line.