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 competitive compensation program. Our flexible benefits program features several options to protect health and financial well-being as well as to help achieve a healthy work-life balance. Our programs include the following:

Health

  • Choice of a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan or a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) available to employees, dependents and domestic partners
  • Dental insurance available
  • Vision insurance provided

  • Healthcare and dependent flexible spending accounts available

Financial Well-being

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment Insurance provided
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance provided
  • Retirement plans
  • Pre-tax transportation benefit program to pay qualified commuting and parking expenses

Work-Life Programs

  • Business casual dress
  • Paid-Time Off (30 days per year for attorneys. PTO for all others varies based on position and tenure)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Paid maternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Program with counseling, resources, and referral services provided

Other Benefits – Attorneys Only

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Bar dues (up to 3 states)
  • Contributions for mobile devices and reimbursement for monthly data plan

Current Open Positions

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Attorneys

Public Client

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for an experienced litigator in the Public Client Practice.

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity to do public-sector work in a private-sector setting.  We exclusively represent government entities as outside counsel in high-stakes cases.  State attorneys general comprise our largest client base, though we also represent other government entities.  Our government work focuses on civil enforcement investigations and litigation, most commonly in consumer, financial and health care fraud.  This position is an ideal match for a litigator with a passion for public service. 

Applicants should have at least 5-9 years of litigation experience in federal, state, or local government, a public-interest firm or advocacy group, or other type of law firm.  Applicants must be able to: analyze complex legal questions and write briefs; manage discovery in complex litigation; interact with opposing counsel and government clients; and supervise more junior lawyers.  More senior applicants will be expected to run significant aspects of the litigation or investigation.  A strong academic background with excellent writing skills is required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

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 by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Public Client Sr. Associate” in the subject line. 

No Agencies and no phone calls please.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

Associate - Washington, D.C./New York

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With approximately 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.

The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area of Cohen Milstein seeks an Associate with one to four years of litigation experience to work in our Washington, D.C. or New York office.  A federal judicial clerkship is preferred.

The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area primarily represents individuals, public pension funds, and other institutions in private securities class actions brought under state and federal law, including the Securities Act of 1933 and antifraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our cases offer a unique opportunity to do public sector work in a private setting.

Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing complaints and briefs, play a strong supporting role in discovery, and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks, among other responsibilities.  A strong academic background with excellent writing skills and analytic ability is required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  Must be an active member of the D.C. or New York bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.

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 by clicking "apply here" or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

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.

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 encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com (indicate “2018 Summer Associates” in the subject line) 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, 2017. Please indicate whether you are interested in a position in Washington, D.C. and/or New York City.

No phone calls please.

Paralegals

Employee Benefits / ERISA

Paralegal (Employee Benefits)

Cohen Milstein seeks a full-time, entry-level Paralegal to work in our Washington, DC Office in the Employee Benefits Group.  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 or a paralegal certificate 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.

Cohen Milstein is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.