Working at Cohen Milstein

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs class action firms. With over 90 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 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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Legal Fellows

Civil Rights & Employment Fellow

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiff firms.  With more than 90 lawyers in six offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation in the areas of 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 matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, D.C. office has an opening for a Fellow in the Civil Rights & Employment Practice Group, which works to protect the rights of victims in civil rights and workplace law violations. The Fellowship is one year in duration for a recent law-school graduate with a start date in January 2020. 

Location

The Civil Rights and Employment Fellow will be located in our Washington, DC office.

Qualifications

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. 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

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

Application Process

To apply please 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 careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please include “Civil Rights Fellow” 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.

Attorneys

Antitrust Associate

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With approximately ninety attorneys and six offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities, Antitrust, Civil Rights, 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.

Cohen Milstein is seeking a junior associate to join its Antitrust Practice Group in its Washington, D.C. or New York offices. Attorneys with one to four years of litigation or clerkship experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong analytical and writing skills.

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, please submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Antitrust Associate” in the subject line.

Securities Associate

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for an Associate in the Securities Litigation and Protection Practice in our Washington, D.C., or New York office.

The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area seeks to hold corporations accountable by exposing and fighting corporate fraud and other malfeasance. We act as private attorneys general enforcing provisions of the federal securities laws, and work to reform corporate governance through shareholder derivative suits. We currently represent investors in several notable matters, including cases against:

  • a major pharmaceutical company for artificially inflating its prices and deceiving its shareholders;
  • a prominent high-frequency trading firm for manipulating the market for certain Korean futures contracts;
  • Six of the world’s largest investment banks for colluding to prevent modernization of the securities lending market; and
  • Certain officers and directors of a hotel and casino company for shielding their former CEO from accountability for sexually abusing and harassing employees - a novel use of corporate law to combat sexual misconduct.

Our cases offer a unique opportunity to advance the public good while working in private practice.  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.  Applicants should also have the following skills and qualifications:

  • One to four years of litigation experience
  • A strong academic background with excellent writing skills and analytic ability
  • the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Cohen Milstein is eager to develop the next generation of securities lawyers and does not require candidates for this position to have a background in securities law or finance. Associates in DC, who wish to be considered must be an active member of the DC bar or be willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript. All application materials should be sent in order as one PDF document to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

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.

Paralegals

Complex Litigation Paralegal

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 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 matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

The Child Abuse practice group is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to work in our Palm Beach Gardens Florida office on a full-time basis. This position will provide legal work and support by collaborating with attorneys and other paralegal staff on sexual and child abuse cases and other civil litigation matters.  Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing/indexing documents
  • Electronically file pleadings
  • Prepare responses to discovery
  • Coordinate/schedule calendars
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a paralegal certificate
  • Minimum three years of experience [Florida State and Federal Courts]
  • Exceptional organization, communication and strong writing skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe
  • Experience with internet research, LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw

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 apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Complex Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line.