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

Cohen Milstein Fellowship Program

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is accepting applications for the Cohen Milstein Fellowship for the Fellowship term beginning Fall 2019. Cohen Milstein established a Legal Fellowship program to employ attorneys for 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 more than 90 lawyers in six 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 plaintiffs, including individuals, whistleblowers, public entities and other institutions in cases that have raised significant and often novel issues to advance social and economic justice.

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 cutting-edge legal issues, conducting discovery, and collaborating with our colleagues in leading firms across the country.

Location

This Fellowship is located in our Washington, D.C. 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 benefits package.

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample and law school transcript directly to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please include “2019 Fellowship” 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.

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.

Human Rights

The Human Rights Practice Group of Cohen Milstein seeks an Associate with three to five years of litigation experience to work on human rights litigation, preferably in our Florida office. Experience in tort litigation and trial experience are preferred.  Our human rights litigation typically involves representing individuals who have been victims of torture, human trafficking, forced and slave labor, sexual violence, and other violations of international law. 

Applicants must be able to: take a strong supporting role in discovery, including depositions, and at trial; research and write complaints and briefs; and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks, among other responsibilities.  A strong academic background with excellent writing skills and analytic ability is also required, as is the ability to manage and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

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 “Human Rights 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

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.

Legal Assistant

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With more than 90 attorneys and six 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.

Cohen Milstein seeks a full-time Legal Assistant to work in our Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office to effectively handle priorities and facilitate the daily operations of a professional and dynamic legal team. The Legal Assistant 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.

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.  

All applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2018. 

No phone calls please.

Paralegals

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.

Employee Benefits / ERISA

The Employee Benefits/ERISA Practice Group seeks an entry-level 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, the ability to handle multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Paralegal Certification a plus
  • 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
  • Experience with discovery management platforms, PACER, and CM-ECF preferred, but not required
  • Prior paralegal experience preferred; but not 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, resume and academic transcripts to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Employee Benefits Paralegal” in the subject line.