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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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.

Professional Staff

RFP & Client Service Manager – Securities Litigation

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With more than 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.

Our Washington, D.C. office is seeking an RFP & Client Service Manager to provide support for the Securities Litigation and Investor Protection practice group. This position would be ideal for someone who has significant writing experience, strong organizational skills and an ability to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the monthly preparation and distribution of client reports
  • Search for and efficiently respond to formal procurement requests—RFPs, RFIs and RFQs; maintain information to accurately submit responses on short notice
  • Collaborate with marketing team to prepare materials for client presentations
  • Participate in weekly meetings and track information on a client level
  • Work with software development to roll out new features to accommodate both external and internal users of our client reporting system.
  • Write articles and prepare content for quarterly newsletter

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in writing, journalism or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience writing grants or RFP responses a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook and PowerPoint

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume. All application materials should be sent as one PDF document to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “RFP Client Service Manager” in the subject line.

Financial Data Analyst

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 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 Fraud litigation practice group, 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.

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 and/or accounting
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience with VBA, Python (or other basic programming language), Bloomberg Terminal, and/or MS Access/SQL is a plus

Education & Experience

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

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a wonderful work environment. Candidates who can start by April 1st are preferred. Preference will also 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 underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts. All application materials should be sent in order as one PDF document to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Financial Data Analyst” in the subject line.

Paralegals

Civil Rights 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 Civil Rights & Employment practice group seeks an entry-level Paralegal to work in our Washington, D.C. office on a full-time basis. The Civil Rights & Employment Group represents employees facing systemic discrimination in the workplace, people challenging discrimination in housing and lending, and workers who are not paid properly for their overtime.

The individual hired for this position will provide support for attorneys in the practice group’s cases. The work involves, among other things, factual research, including interviewing potential class members; maintaining client records and responding to client questions; extensive document review; organizing and coding of documents; the management of case files; and performing clerical tasks associated with filing documents in U.S. courts. Ideal candidates should possess the following:

  • a demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, or both;
  • an understanding of, and willingness to learn about, basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures;
  • excellent communication and writing ability, organizational skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills;
  • the ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects;
  • attention to detail;
  • commitment to working as part of team;
  • a four-year degree with strong academic credentials
  • Experience with legal research tools, such as Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw is a plus, as is experience with databases such as Microsoft Access.
  • Spanish language skills are also a plus

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a wonderful work environment. Candidate must be available to start by June 2020.  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 apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcript. Application materials should be submitted in the order outlined above in one PDF format to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Civil Rights Paralegal” in the subject line.

ERISA/Employee Benefits 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 Employee Benefits/ERISA Practice Group is seeking a Paralegal to work in our Washington, D.C. Office on a full-time basis. This position requires strong analytical and interpersonal skills, willingness to work overtime as needed, a commitment to teamwork, and the ability to handle multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision.

We welcome all interested candidates to apply, including recent college graduates. This is an ideal position for candidates who are interested in learning more about legal practice before going on to law school. 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.

The ideal candidate will possess:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong organizational skills and consistent, close attention to detail
  • Sound judgment, and strong oral/written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, team-based environment

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

  • Prior paralegal experience
  • Federal court litigation experience
  • Experience with LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw
  • Experience with Bluebooking, cite-checking, and proofreading legal documents
  • Experience with discovery management platforms (e.g. Everlaw, Relativity, etc.), PACER, and CM-ECF

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assembling and proofreading motions and other legal documents
  • Assisting attorneys in managing contacts with potential/current clients and class members
  • Conducting fact research, investigation, and analysis to support legal proceedings
  • 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 in a class action practice

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 transcript, Application materials should be submitted in the order outlined above in PDF format to: careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Employee Benefits Paralegal” in the subject line.