Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC will begin accepting applications for the Cohen Milstein Fellowship on August 12, 2019. The Fellowship is one year in duration with a start date in the Fall of 2020. It offers recent law school graduates an unparalleled litigation experience at a leading plaintiffs’ firm.  


With more than 90 lawyers in six offices, Cohen Milstein has been recognized as a “class-action powerhouse” (Forbes); “the most effective law firm in the United States for lawsuits with a strong social and political component” (Inside Counsel Magazine); and one of “America’s 25 most influential law firms” (The Trial Lawyer).

For over 45 years, we have fought corporate misconduct, pursuing litigation on behalf plaintiffs, including individuals, whistleblowers, public entities and other institutions in cases that have raised significant and often novel issues to advance social and economic justice. We are committed to providing outstanding legal representation in a manner that reflects the highest aspirations of our profession.

Fellows work closely with attorneys throughout the Firm on high-stakes antitrust, securities & investor protection, civil rights, human rights, consumer protection, public client, employee benefits, and whistleblower/False Claims Act matters. Fellows participate in all aspects of the Firm’s work, including investigating potential cases, researching cutting-edge legal issues, conducting discovery, drafting pleadings, and collaborating with our colleagues in leading firms across the country.  


The Fellowship is located in our Washington, DC office.


We seek recent law graduates and judicial clerks who share our commitment to performing the highest quality legal work to advance the public good. 

Applicants should have strong academic credentials, superior analytical, research, writing, and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated experience working collaboratively. Applicants must be able to commit to one year of service to be considered for the Fellowship. Applicants must be (1) admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or district of the United States; (2) awaiting exam results or admission after taking a bar exam; or (3) preparing to sit for the next available bar exam.

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows will receive a salary of $75,000 annually and will be eligible to participate in the Firm’s full benefits package.

Application Process

Applicants shall submit a cover letter containing a statement of interest, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample. Please advise us of your bar-admission status in your cover letter.

Application materials should be submitted in the order outlined above, and as a single PDF document, to Please include “2020 Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and other candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply.