Working at Cohen Milstein

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs class action firms. With over 100 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 is committed to recruiting, promoting, and retaining a diverse workplace within our firm. We view diversity as 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.

We are proud that both the National Bar Association and The National Law Journal have named Cohen Milstein as one of the top 50 law offices in Washington, DC for diversity efforts. With a 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 its 2019 “Glass Ceiling Report,” Law360 named the firm among the best mid-sized (50-149 lawyers) firms for female attorneys – 51.6% of our partners and one-third of our equity partners are women – two years after highlighting us as one of four law firms “moving the needle on gender diversity.” Similarly, 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.

To ensure it maintains a diverse workplace, the firm has a Diversity Policy and an active Hiring and Diversity Committee that regularly reviews all aspects of its hiring, retention, and promotion practices. A Partner Chairs the firm’s Hiring and Diversity Committee and works closely with its Human Resources staff and firm leadership to advance diversity in the workplace. Cohen Milstein has developed multiple processes that it follows to advance its goals. The firm posts job announcements with organizations and to websites with diverse members and readers and advertises at law schools that have a high percentage of lawyers of color among their alumni. The firm specifically encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply. Because of these and other efforts, the firm routinely fills 20 percent to 40 percent of its summer associate class with candidates of color.


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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:


  • 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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