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

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. office. Recent law school graduates or those with up to three 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.

Consumer 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.

Cohen Milstein’s Consumer Protection Practice Group seeks an Associate Attorney with 2-4 year of litigation experience to work in our Washington, D.C. office. A federal judicial clerkship is preferred.

The Consumer Protection Practice Group works to protect consumers from deceptive business practices and defective products. Cohen Milstein has been successful in class actions at recovering monetary compensation for consumers who were deceived by consumer service providers such as banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and phone companies.

Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing complaints and briefs, able to conduct discovery, and supervise others 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.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please include “Associate Attorney (Consumer Protection)” in the subject line.

Public Client

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

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiff firms.  With more than 90 attorneys and six offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning 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 Government Enforcement (Public Client).

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity for mission-driven, public-interest work in a private-sector setting.  We exclusively represent state attorneys general and large municipalities as their outside counsel in high-stakes civil law enforcement investigations and litigation – most commonly relating to consumer, financial, and healthcare fraud.  

This position is an ideal match for an attorney with strong electronic and complex document discovery skills and a passion for public service.  Applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of practicing law as a litigator or e-discovery / discovery lawyer;
  • Specific experience conducting discovery in complex civil litigation, including (1) developing and executing strategies for electronic discovery, (2) conducting and/or supervising complex document review and document review teams, and (3) working with clients to coordinate and facilitate document collection for discovery responses;
  • Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills (experience drafting discovery and negotiating compliance with discovery requests is a plus but not required); and
  • The ability to work independently and within a team, and to 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 Discovery Counsel” 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.

Paralegals

Employee Benefits / ERISA

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. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Paralegal Certification also considered
  • 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 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 “Employee Benefits Paralegal” in the subject line.

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.

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, public policy graduate programs, or other similar post-graduate study.   Preference will be given to candidates who will make a two-year minimum commitment to the position. 

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 or legal intern 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.

 

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.  If you have submitted an application for a Public Client Paralegal posting within the past year, please contact us at careers@cohenmilstein.com to advise us of your continuing interest in the position and of any new qualifications or experience you would like us to consider.