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.


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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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Legal Fellows

Legal Fellows

Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is currently accepting applications for its Legal Fellowship Program.  This Fellowship is designed to provide recent law school graduates with an opportunity to gain unparalleled litigation experience in a private law firm setting. 


Cohen Milstein Fellows will be asked to make a one-year commitment.  They must work successfully 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 cutting-edge legal issues, conducting discovery, and collaborating with our colleagues in leading firms across the country.  This position is located in our Washington, DC office.


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 must have strong academic credentials, superior analytical, research, writing, and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated experience working collaboratively. 

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 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.



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 encourage women, minority, and other diverse candidates to apply.

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

No agencies or phone calls please.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

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 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.

Legal Assistant - Florida Office

We are seeking a Legal Assistant in the Firm's Florida office, with 3-5 years of complex litigation experience on State and Federal levels. 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.

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, cover letter to   

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience: 3-5 years of litigation

No agencies or phone calls please.

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

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


Civil Rights & Employment

Civil Rights & Employment Paralegal

Washington, DC law firm seeks paralegal for the Employment and Civil Rights section of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a plaintiffs' class-action law firm.  The person hired for this position will provide support for attorneys in the litigation of cases.  The Employment and Civil Rights Group represents employees facing systemic discrimination in the workplace, people challenging discrimination in housing and lending, and workers who are not paid properly for their overtime.  More information on CMST and the types of cases the Employment and Civil Rights Group litigates can be found on our web site,

The work involves, among other things, factual research, including interviewing potential class members; maintaining client records and responding to client questions; extensive document review; organizing and coding of documents; the management of case files; and performing clerical tasks associated with filing documents in U.S. courts.  The position requires:

  1. A demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, or both;
  2. An understanding of, and willingness to learn about, basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures;
  3. Excellent communication and writing ability, organizational skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills;
  4. The ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects;
  5. Attention to detail, and;
  6. A four year degree with strong academic credentials.

Experience with legal research tools, such as Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw is a plus, as is experience with databases such as Microsoft Access.  Spanish language skills are also a plus. 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, transcripts and cover letter to

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

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.

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

Required education:

  • Bachelor's Degree