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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Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for the Cohen Milstein Fellowship for the Fellowship term beginning Fall 2018.  Cohen Milstein established a Legal Fellowship program to employ attorneys for a minimum of one year.  This Fellowship provides lawyers with the opportunity to gain significant litigation experience.  The program is meant to serve recent law school graduates who desire to get unparalleled litigation experience in a private law firm setting. 

Overview

With nearly 90 lawyers in seven offices, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 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 of individuals, whistleblowers, public entities and other institutions in cases that have raised significant and often novel issues to advance the public good.

Cohen Milstein Fellows will serve a one-year term, working closely with attorneys from a number of the Firm’s key practice areas, including Antitrust, Civil Rights & Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Human Rights, Public Client, Securities Litigation & Investor Protection and Whistleblower/False Claims Act.  Fellows will be involved in all aspects of the Firm’s work, including investigating potential cases, drafting pleadings, researching cutting­edge legal issues, conducting discovery, and collaborating with our colleagues in leading firms across the country.  This position is located in our Washington, DC office.

Qualifications

We are seeking recent law graduates and judicial clerks who share our commitment to performing the highest quality legal work to further 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 the entire one year of service to be considered for the Fellowship.

Compensation and Benefits

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

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please include “Cohen Milstein Fellowship” in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

Attorneys

Antitrust

Cohen Milstein seeks a Staff Attorney to work for the Antitrust Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, reviewing documents; factual research for existing cases and for investigations; and assisting with other discovery tasks, including responding to discovery requests and deposition preparation.

Requirements:

• J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in DC

• Litigation experience required; Antitrust experience strongly preferred

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of documents and work associated with each case

• The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

• Good analytic skills to synthesize large amounts of information into accurate summaries

• The ability to work independently

 

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 your cover letter and resume and include “Staff Attorney (Antitrust)” in the subject line to careers@cohenmilstein.com

Consumer Protection

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, D.C. office seeks a Staff Attorney to work with our Consumer Protection Practice Group. The Consumer Protection Practice Group works to protect consumers from deceptive business practices and defective products. Cohen Milstein has been successful at recovering monetary compensation for consumers who were deceived by consumer service providers such as banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and phone companies.

The Staff Attorney will be responsible for reviewing documents; factual research for existing cases and for investigations; and assisting with other discovery tasks, including responding to discovery requests and deposition preparation, drafting pleadings and briefs.

Job Specifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in D.C.
  • 1-3 years of litigation experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of documents and work associated with each case
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good analytic skills to synthesize large amounts of information into accurate summaries
  • The ability to work independently

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please include “Staff Attorney (Consumer Protection)” in the subject line.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

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, DC 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 DC 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 go to our website at www.cohenmilstein.com, click on the "Careers" tab and find the position listing or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to the email listed and indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Financial Data Analyst

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With approximately 90 attorneys in seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities Fraud, Antitrust Violations, Civil Rights and Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, Catastrophic Injury & Death, Products Liability, and Public Client matters, in which we represent state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation, among other areas of law.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to be part of a dynamic team working to recover assets for investors. A qualified candidate for this entry-level position will support the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, and will be primarily responsible for updating and maintaining financial information for our investor clients and performing calculations to determine investment losses resulting from fraud.

Daily job responsibilities will include coordinating with custodian banks to obtain access to our clients' investment data, managing investment data, and performing damage calculations. Additionally, the individual candidate will update internal databases with client information and information about relevant securities fraud litigation, assist in preparing responses to Request for Proposals, and will work with attorneys at the firm on specific projects as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Data analysis experience
  • Strong research skills
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines, logically tackle problems, and set priorities
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience with VBA, Python (or other basic programming language), Bloomberg Terminal, and MS Access/SQL desired
  • Familiarity with financial markets/securities desired

Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Accounting preferred. Required experience 0-2 years. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant professional experience and educational background. 

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.

Legal Assistant

Cohen Milstein is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to work in the Firm’s Florida office to effectively handle priorities and facilitate the daily operations of a professional and dynamic legal team. This position will be primarily responsible for review/indexing documents, electronically file pleadings, file organization, coordinate and schedule calendars and perform tasks both as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of complex litigation experience on State and Federal levels
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Ability to independently perform tasks

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 your cover letter and resume and include “Legal Assistant” in the subject line to careers@cohenmilstein.com.

Paralegals

Antitrust

Cohen Milstein seeks an entry-level paralegal to work with the Antitrust practice group on a full-time basis in our Washington, D.C. office. 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 with strong academic credentials 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. Candidate must be available to start by June 15. 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.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com and include "Antitrust Paralegal" in the subject line. Candidates should note any foreign language skills in their cover letter and resume.

Employee Benefits / ERISA

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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, transcripts and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com