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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Attorneys

Antitrust

Cohen Milstein seeks a Staff Attorney to work for the Antitrust Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. 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 D.C.
  • 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

Civil Rights & Employment

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With approximately 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities Fraud, Antitrust Violations, Civil Rights & Employment, Consumer 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, DC office has an opening for an associate in the Civil Rights & Employment practice group, which works to protect the rights of victims of civil rights and workplace law violations.

We are looking for a candidate with one to three years of litigation experience, strong writing and analytical skills, and preferably some knowledge of Title VII, the Fair Housing Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, or other civil rights laws. This position requires a commitment to civil rights work, a team-player attitude, and the ability to travel.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with an exceptional team of lawyers with a tireless determination to serve our clients’ interests and pursue justice in the public and private sectors in a manner that provides meaningful relief.

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 visit our website at www.cohenmilstein.com or submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Civil Rights & Employment Associate” in the subject line.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Marketing Manager / Specialist

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is seeking a bright, highly motivated, client service-oriented Marketing Specialist or Manager with excellent critical thinking skills and a broad-based marketing background.  The Marketing Specialist or Manager will work with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leaders and attorneys across the firm to increase the visibility, awareness and appreciation of the firm’s capabilities and credentials amongst its various target audiences. The Marketing Specialist or Manager will report to the Director of Marketing, and work closely with the firm’s Senior Marketing Manager and Marketing Specialist. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Marketing Planning / Objective Setting: Working with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leadership to define firm wide and practice group specific marketing and business development objectives; identifying an appropriate mix of marketing tactics / activities to achieve these objectives.
  • Website: Monitoring, editing and updating the CMST website’s content and presentation; working proactively with practice groups to ensure that descriptions are regularly updated to reflect the firm’s most recent / significant case developments; managing the firm’s search engine optimization efforts; collecting and analyzing visitor traffic data.
  • Marketing Communications: Assisting with the development, drafting, design, editing, scheduling and distribution of various marketing communications such as email alerts, newsletters, article reprints, ‘whitepapers’ and other substantive thought pieces, firm announcements, invitations, holiday greetings, etc.
  • Speaking Engagements, Sponsorships, Conferences and Other Events: Assisting in the execution (i.e., registration, promotion, materials, etc.) of opportunities for the firm, practice groups and individuals to highlight our substantive areas of expertise through speaking engagements, event sponsorships, conference attendance and other promotional activities.
  • Awards, Directories, Surveys and Rankings: Monitoring and evaluating the multitude of lawyer awards and recognitions; identifying those that are most meaningful (i.e., both visible and credible) to the firm’s clients, prospects, referral sources and other members of its target audience; developing annual awards calendar; collecting data, drafting nominations and managing a timely submission process.
  • Social Media: Assisting with the management and execution of the firm’s presence across all relevant social media channels (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter); identifying our target audience(s) and defining our desired ‘voice’ / message for each medium.

Requirements:

Desired attributes include:

  •  Relevant Bachelor’s degree required.
  •  5+ years of marketing experience; 2+ years in a law firm or similar professional services environment.
  •  Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required; experience with basic design and database software a plus.
  •  Client service orientation.
  •  Excellent attention to detail.
  •  Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
  •  Strategic perspective.
  •  Intellectual curiosity.
  •  Proactive mindset.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please be sure to indicate "Marketing Specialist / Manager" in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply. Qualified candidates only; no agencies or phone calls please.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is currently accepting applications for an Investigator to assist in its Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, and possibly assist in investigative assignments in a few other practice areas.

With over 90 attorneys 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.

Position Summary

The Investigator is to work independently with certain practice groups at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC ("CMST") with an emphasis on securities fraud litigation to develop methods to identify and obtain evidence to support CMST's litigation efforts, analyze information obtained through investigative means, and make recommendations to CMST regarding litigation matters to pursue.  The Investigator will work closely with decision makers in various CMST departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support investigative solutions for all aspects of the organization.

General Responsibilities

Assist the Firm in developing evidence to support cases it brings.  This will include:

  • Interviews by phone or in person with witnesses likely to have knowledge of important evidence; likely will include talking to former employees of a company, suppliers, customers, and competitors;
  • Conduct background searches related to potential witnesses or individuals or corporate defendants;
  • Gather data and other documents that may be relevant to a case;
  • Identify and locate potential fact witnesses likely to have relevant information relating to a case.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent professional experience related to conducting interviews, directing investigations, consulting and litigation support.  Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and/or working knowledge of law firm environments and complex litigation management and support is preferred.

Minimum three years related work experience, demonstrating a strong knowledge of systems and methods to conduct investigations in a law firm environment, current research methodology, interviewing techniques, and providing counsel to law firms.

Must possess a valid private investigator’s license.

Must possess strong analytical skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills and be diligent at interacting with a wide range of people internal and external to CMST.  Ability to synthesize large quantities of information and provide valued counsel and recommendations in a timely, and many times expedited, manner is valued.

A combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and salary history to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please include “Investigator” 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.

Paralegals

Antitrust

Antitrust Paralegal

Cohen Milstein seeks a paralegal to work with the Antitrust Practice Group on a full-time basis in our New York office. This position requires attention to detail, willingness to work overtime as needed, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and handle multiple priorities.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, drafting and proofreading documents, organize and prepare documents for depositions, interviewing witnesses, legal filings, analytical research, and case management.  The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A four-year degree or a paralegal certificate  
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong writing skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with internet research, LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw
  • Prior paralegal experience preferred but not required

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great 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 send a cover letter and resume and include "Antitrust Paralegal" in the subject line.

Medical Malpractice

Cohen Milstein is seeking a full-time Medical Malpractice Paralegal to provide legal assistance and support in the Firm’s Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office. This position requires attention to detail, strong analytical and interpersonal skills, the ability to work self-sufficiently with minimal supervision and handle multiple priorities. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, reviewing and indexing documents, prepare discovery and responses, work with experts, independently perform tasks coordinate/schedule calendars and perform tasks both as a paralegal and legal assistant.

Qualifications:

  • A four-year degree and/or Paralegal Studies Certificate
  • 5-7 years of medical malpractice and litigation experience
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal Rules of Court
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong writing skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with internet research, LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Familiarity with Trialworks Software is a plus

Cohen Milstein is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Be sure to indicate "Med/Mal Paralegal" in the subject line.

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

Cohn Milstein seeks an entry-level, bright and highly motivated individual to provide paralegal support for the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group in our Washington, D.C. office.  This position requires someone who is incredibly organized, pays strong attention to detail, technically savvy (i.e., familiar with charts, graphs and databases); reliable, dependable and available to work overtime as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing documents for production, preparing for depositions and court proceedings, detailed cite-checking and blue-booking, and basic legal research.   

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Exceptional organizational skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Exacting attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Internet research, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other legal research databases

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great 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. 

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts via email to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Be sure to indicate "Securities Litigation Paralegal" in the subject line.