Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With more than 90 attorneys and six offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Antitrust, Civil Rights and Employment, Consumer Protection, Securities Fraud and Investor Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, Catastrophic Injury, and Public Client matters, representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.
Cohen Milstein’s Washington, DC office seeks an Associate for the Employee Benefits/ERISA Practice. ERISA is a complex statute that regulates pension and health care benefit plans offered by employers to their employees as part of their compensation package. To ensure that employees receive the benefits that they are promised, ERISA requires that employee benefit plans be managed prudently and loyally and prohibits certain transactions between plans and insiders known as parties-in-interest. We represent employees who believe that fiduciaries who manage the plans and their assets have breached those duties and seek remedies designed to make employees whole for any losses they have suffered and for other remedies such as injunctions to insure future compliance. We have also challenged the status of plans that improperly claim an exemption from ERISA as church plans or governmental plans. This position is an ideal match for someone who is committed to protecting employees’ rights to a secure pension and to the health care benefits they have been promised.
Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:
- A minimum of 1 year of litigation experience;
- A strong academic background and excellent analytical and writing skills; and
- The ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
Candidates must be an active member of the DC 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 strongly encourage women, people of color, and other candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Employee Benefits/ERISA Associate” in the subject line.