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 six 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

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

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, 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

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 Practice Group on a full-time basis.   The Employee Benefits Group represents employees and fiduciaries in litigation involving a range of issues related to employee benefits (e.g. retirement, disability, health, vacation).  This position requires working with attorneys on investigating and prosecuting litigation, including gathering facts, editing documents and interacting with clients and witnesses.  Attention to detail, flexibility with overtime hours, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and to handle multiple priorities are important. 

A four-year degree with strong academic credentials is required.  Experience with internet research, LEXIS/NEXIS, Westlaw, Excel, Microsoft Access, and prior related experience are pluses, but not required.  

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great work environment.  Applicants should note any foreign language skills in their cover letter and resume.