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

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Legal Assistant

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier plaintiffs’ class action firms. With approximately 90 attorneys and seven 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.

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.

Summer Associates

Summer Associates

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 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

Antitrust

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.

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.