Legal500 Recognizes Cohen Milstein Labor & Employment Attorneys as 2022 “Leading Lawyers” and “Next Generation Partners”

June 10, 2022

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading firm in the practice area of:

In addition, the following partners were singled out as Legal 500 Leading Lawyers:

The following partners were singled out as Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyers:

  • Kalpana Kotagal – Labor and Employment

The Legal 500 editorial board and client and peer references offered the following positive commentary about the firm’s practices and attorneys.

The Washington DC-based team at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC continues to impress with its strong track record representing plaintiffs at trial and appellate levels in both federal and state courts. The group houses strong capabilities in class, collective and single-plaintiff actions, while handling a busy caseload of employment disputes related to wage and hour claims, discrimination lawsuits, equal pay matters and issues arising from Title VII and the FLSA. The practice is headed by Joseph Sellers, who is recognized for being ‘a national expert in employment discrimination law’.  He has extensive experience in litigation before federal and state appellate courts, including the US Supreme Court. Kalpana Kotagal is well versed in lawsuits related to discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations as well as diversity and inclusion mandates. Christine Webber is also noted for her expertise in class and collective actions.


‘Cohen Milstein is unique given its focus on civil rights and employment law and focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.’

Kalpana Kotagal is not only a renowned civil rights advocate and attorney but also an organizer, a mother, and a brilliant and steadfast spirit. I have never worked with someone I believe in more and who is always about the work. She leads with dignity, passion and drives in everything she does and fights for those who need it most in order to win policy changes.

‘With her commitment to inclusion and her incredible work on the Inclusion Rider, Kalpana is going to go very far in her work and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of that journey.’

Joe Sellers is a national expert in employment discrimination law and I trust his counsel.’

‘The firm saw benefit in a disability rights case and put in intelligent, careful, and clever analysis and deliberations to bring the case to resolution through both litigation and mediation. Our case was complex and the firm’s representatives led us through strategy sessions and mediations with skilled guidance and insights.’

Joseph Sellers was an extraordinary leader when guiding our team of lawyers from several organizations. He was crucial to overseeing our overall litigation strategy as well as taking the lead in stating our case during mediation.’

‘Their focus on and commitment to social issues is exemplary.’

Kalpana Kotagal works tirelessly on all tasks. She is also a kind person and always pleasant to work with.’