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 careers@cohenmilstein.com, or submit via the "Careers" page on www.cohenmilstein.com and find the position listing and indicate “Associate – Antitrust” in the subject line.

No agencies or phone calls please.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Legal Assistant - Florida

We are seeking a Legal Assistant in the Firm's Florida office, with 3-5 years of medical malpractice experience. Candidates must be able to independently perform tasks including review/indexing documents, electronically file pleadings, prepare responses to discovery, coordinate/schedule calendars and perform tasks both as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant. Preferred availability is immediate.

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

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.

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.

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

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

Paralegals

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Paralegal

Paralegal for National Law Firm – applicant must have 5-7 years medical malpractice experience as well as litigation experience in state and federal court; be able to independently perform tasks including review/indexing documents, prepare discovery and responses, work with experts, be able to independently perform tasks including review/indexing documents, coordinate/schedule calendars and perform tasks both as a paralegal and legal asst.  Full benefits, competitive salary. Individuals must be a team player, highly organized, have solid computer and communication skills.  Efficiency with Trialworks is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com, or submit via the "Careers" page on www.cohenmilstein.com and find the position listing and indicate “Paralegal -- Florida” in the subject line.

No agencies or phone calls please.

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 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