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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Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Public Client

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for a part-time Fellowship with the Public Client Practice Group.

The Public Client Practice Group seeks a part-time (approx. 20 hours/week) Fellow, for a term of 6-12 months.  Applicants must have a J.D. and a minimum of 2 years of legal experience.  Desired qualifications and experience include:

  • Experience working in or representing state governments;
  • Experience with healthcare regulation, public benefits programs, or healthcare policy work;
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

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 and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Public Client Fellow” in the subject line.
 

Attorney

Antitrust

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 an associate to join its Antitrust Practice Group in our Washington, D.C. office or New York City office. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and at least one to three years of litigation or judicial clerkship experience. Strong analytical and writing skills are required. Federal clerkship experience is preferred.

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.

Civil Rights & Employment

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.

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 Associate” in the subject line.

Public Client

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for an Of Counsel position in the Public Client Practice.

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity to do public-sector work in a private-sector setting. We exclusively represent government entities as outside counsel in high-stakes cases. State attorneys general comprise our largest client base, though we also represent other government entities. Our government work focuses on civil enforcement investigations and litigation, most commonly in consumer, financial and health care fraud. This position is an ideal match for a litigator with a passion for public service.  
 
Applicants must be able to: analyze complex legal questions and write briefs, manage discovery in complex litigation, interact with opposing counsel and government clients, and supervise more junior lawyers. Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of litigation experience in federal, state, or local government, a public-interest firm or advocacy group, or a private law firm;  
  • A strong academic background with excellent analytical and writing skills; 
  • Substantial experience managing cases and supervising more junior attorneys and staff; 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 and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Public Client Of Counsel” in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for a Litigation Associate in the Public Client Practice.

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity to do public-sector work in a private-sector setting.  We exclusively represent government entities as outside counsel in high-stakes cases.  State attorneys general comprise our largest client base, though we also represent other government entities.  Our government work focuses on civil enforcement investigations and litigation, most commonly in consumer, financial, and healthcare fraud.  This position is an ideal match for a litigator with a passion for public service.  
 
Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing briefs, play a strong supporting role in discovery, and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks. Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of litigation experience in federal, state, or local government, a public-interest firm or advocacy group, or a private law firm;  
  • 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 careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Public Client Associate” in the subject line.
 

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

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 Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area of Cohen Milstein seeks an Associate with one to four years of litigation experience to work preferably in our Washington, D.C. 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 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 and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Florida Marketing Specialist / Manager

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is seeking a bright, highly motivated, client service-oriented Marketing Specialist / Manager with excellent writing and critical thinking skills and exceptional attention to detail. The Marketing Specialist / Manager will work with and report day-to-day to the Florida Practice Group Chairs, with services to be coordinated with and overseen by the firmwide Marketing team, primarily the Senior Marketing Manager. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Practice Group Marketing Planning / Objective Setting: Work with Florida Practice Group leadership to define practice group-specific marketing and business development objectives; identify an appropriate mix of marketing tactics / activities to achieve these objectives.
  • Attorney Marketing Planning: Work with individual Florida-based attorneys to develop tailored marketing plans to generate referrals and expand their books of business in a manner that furthers the Florida Practice Group’s overall objectives. Coordinate day-to-day activities to assist attorneys in marketing themselves, while maintaining consistency with practice group and firmwide messaging. Hold regular meetings with attorneys to monitor the implementation of their plans, modifying tactics and re-evaluating objectives as required.
  • Relationship Building: Develop strong relationships with and provide on-the-ground assistance to the Florida Practice Group’s clients, prospects and referral sources, as well as with internal colleagues at all levels of the Firm. Collaborate with firmwide Marketing department to achieve Florida Practice Group objectives.
  • Website: Assist with the ongoing monitoring, editing and updating of the CMST website’s content and presentation (including, for example, biographies, news, successes, case summaries, etc.)
  • Marketing Communications: Assist with the development, drafting, design, editing, proofreading, scheduling and distribution of Florida-related marketing communications such as press releases, email alerts, newsletters, article reprints, firm announcements, invitations, holiday greetings and community outreach efforts.
  • Practice Descriptions, Experience Lists and Other Collateral Material: Assist with the development, drafting, design and production of Florida-related ‘one-pagers,’ or brief descriptions of a specific practice and its capabilities, experience and credentials.
  • Speaking Engagements, Sponsorships, Conferences and Other Events: Identify opportunities to promote and increase the visibility of the Florida Practice Group through in- person meetings, speaking engagements, event sponsorships, conference attendance and other client development efforts; assist in the execution (i.e., registration, promotion, materials, etc.) of such opportunities.
  • Awards, Directories, Surveys and Rankings: Monitor and evaluate the multitude of lawyer awards and recognitions; identify those that are most meaningful (i.e., both visible and credible) to the Florida Practice Group’s clients, prospects, referral sources and other members of its target audience; assist with the development of an annual awards calendar, the collection of data, the drafting of nominations and the management of a timely submission process.
  • Advertising: Assist in the development, design and placement of Florida-based sponsorship and other advertisements; encourage brand / message consistency.
  • Social Media: Manage and execute, in coordination with the firmwide Marketing team, the Florida Practice Group’s presence across all of the Firm’s social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Contact Lists / CRM Database: Assist with the development, management and maintenance of the Florida Practice Group’s client, prospect and referral contact database to facilitate more efficient and effective communication with the Group’s various target audiences (e.g., via email alerts, newsletters, announcements, invitations, etc.)
  • Branded Goods, Giveaways and Other Promotional Items: Purchase and maintain an inventory of promotional / CMST branded goods for conference giveaways, gifts, etc.
  • Implementation: Maintain Florida Practice Group calendar, tracking incoming submissions, events and other deadlines. Drive and coordinate the effective roll-out and implementation of the Group’s various marketing initiatives.

Desired Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years of marketing experience, preferably in a plaintiff’s law firm or similar professional services environment.
  • Proven strategic resource; experience in developing marketing plans, ideally for a plaintiff’s practice.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and experience with relevant e-communications (e.g., Mail Chimp) and social media platforms.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Client service orientation.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Proactive mindset.

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 and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Marketing Manager” in the subject line. All applications must be submitted no later than February 15, 2019.

Financial Data Analyst

The Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group is 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 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines, logically tackle problems, and set priorities
  • Familiarity with financial markets/securities
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience with VBA, Python (or other basic programming language), Bloomberg Terminal, and/or MS Access/SQL is a plus
  • Candidate must be available to start by May or June 2019

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Statistics preferred.
  • 0-2 years of relevant professional experience and educational background

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 and transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Financial Data Analyst” in the subject line.

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

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. 

We are seeking exceptional and motivated candidates with strong writing and analytical skills who will have completed their second year of law school by the summer of 2019. 

Our Summer Associates are valued members of our litigation team. In past years, our Summer Associates have drafted portions of appellate briefs, helped prepare for and attended depositions, researched evidentiary issues for trial where the results of their research were used, and worked with co-counsel from other top firms around the country on cases with both national and international implications. Our summer program is generally 10 weeks long. 

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

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  If you wish to be considered for a position in our Washington, D.C. and/or New York Office, please specify your preference.  

 

Paralegals

Public Client

The Public Client Practice Group is seeking a Paralegal to work in our Washington, D.C. Office on a full-time basis.  The Public Client Practice Group represents its state Attorney General clients on high-stakes and large-scale matters as they pursue their mission to protect consumers, patients, workers, and public funds from false claims and deceptive practices.  We have assisted public clients in litigating landmark consumer fraud cases against many of the largest financial services, healthcare, and other companies in the United States. 

Required Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, candidates must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong research, analytical, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, team-based environment 
  • Experience in, and commitment to, delivering outstanding work product for clients

Additional Qualifications:

One or more of the following additional skills and experience will strengthen a candidate’s application:

  • Experience interviewing witnesses and investigating the facts of a case
  • Proficiency in using specialized online research platforms (including LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw) and document review platforms (Everlaw, Relativity, @Legal, etc.)
  • Experience with Bluebooking, cite-checking, and proofreading legal documents
  • Specialized training or experience conducting data analysis using Microsoft Excel or other software tools
  • Experience working as a paralegal in a law firm, government, or non-profit setting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting fact research, investigation, and analysis to support legal proceedings.
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading, and cite-checking of legal documents.
  • Providing independent, self-directed day-to-day case management, including monitoring deadlines, monitoring case correspondence, and maintaining records and case files.
  • Assisting attorneys with preparation for hearings, depositions, and other litigation events.

We welcome all interested candidates to apply, including both recent college graduates and experienced paralegals.  Responsibilities and salary are commensurate with relevant experience.   Preference will be given to candidates who will make a two-year minimum commitment to the position.  

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 academic transcripts to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Public Client Paralegal” in the subject line