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's Washington, D.C. office seeks an Associate, with 1-3 years of litigation experience to work with our Antitrust practice group. Candidates must possess excellent writing and analytical skills and a strong academic background. A federal clerkship is preferred.

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

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Associate – Antitrust” in the subject line.

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

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection

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, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

The Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice 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 & Investor Protection practice 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 D.C. 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 encourage women, minority, and other diverse candidates to apply.

To apply, please go to our website at www.cohenmilstein.com, click on the "Careers" tab and find the position listing or submit to careers@cohenmilstein.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to the email listed and indicate “Securities Associate” in the subject line.

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Marketing Manager / Specialist

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is seeking a bright, highly motivated, client service-oriented Marketing Specialist or Manager with excellent critical thinking skills and a broad-based marketing background.  The Marketing Specialist or Manager will work with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leaders and attorneys across the firm to increase the visibility, awareness and appreciation of the firm’s capabilities and credentials amongst its various target audiences. The Marketing Specialist or Manager will report to the Director of Marketing, and work closely with the firm’s Senior Marketing Manager and Marketing Specialist. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Marketing Planning / Objective Setting: Working with the Director of Marketing, firm and practice group leadership to define firm wide and practice group specific marketing and business development objectives; identifying an appropriate mix of marketing tactics / activities to achieve these objectives.
  • Website: Monitoring, editing and updating the CMST website’s content and presentation; working proactively with practice groups to ensure that descriptions are regularly updated to reflect the firm’s most recent / significant case developments; managing the firm’s search engine optimization efforts; collecting and analyzing visitor traffic data.
  • Marketing Communications: Assisting with the development, drafting, design, editing, scheduling and distribution of various marketing communications such as email alerts, newsletters, article reprints, ‘whitepapers’ and other substantive thought pieces, firm announcements, invitations, holiday greetings, etc.
  • Speaking Engagements, Sponsorships, Conferences and Other Events: Assisting in the execution (i.e., registration, promotion, materials, etc.) of opportunities for the firm, practice groups and individuals to highlight our substantive areas of expertise through speaking engagements, event sponsorships, conference attendance and other promotional activities.
  • Awards, Directories, Surveys and Rankings: Monitoring and evaluating the multitude of lawyer awards and recognitions; identifying those that are most meaningful (i.e., both visible and credible) to the firm’s clients, prospects, referral sources and other members of its target audience; developing annual awards calendar; collecting data, drafting nominations and managing a timely submission process.
  • Social Media: Assisting with the management and execution of the firm’s presence across all relevant social media channels (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter); identifying our target audience(s) and defining our desired ‘voice’ / message for each medium.

Requirements:

Desired attributes include:

  •  Relevant Bachelor’s degree required.
  •  5+ years of marketing experience; 2+ years in a law firm or similar professional services environment.
  •  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.
  •  Client service orientation.
  •  Excellent attention to detail.
  •  Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
  •  Strategic perspective.
  •  Intellectual curiosity.
  •  Proactive mindset.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please be sure to indicate "Marketing Specialist / Manager" in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply. Qualified candidates only; no agencies or phone calls please.

Financial Data Analyst

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With over 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning Securities Fraud, Antitrust Violations, Civil Rights and Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, Catastrophic Injury & Death, Products Liability, and Public Client matters, in which we represent state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation, among other areas of law.

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 Litigation & Investor Protection practice, 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. 

Qualifications:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Data analysis experience
  • Strong research skills
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines, logically tackle problems, and set priorities
  • Demonstrable proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience with VBA, Python (or other basic programming language), Bloomberg Terminal, and MS Access/SQL desired
  • Familiarity with financial markets/securities desired

Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Accounting preferred. Required experience 0-2 years. Priority will be given to candidates with relevant professional experience and educational background. 

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

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.

Legal Assistant

Cohen Milstein is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to work in the Firm’s Florida office to effectively handle priorities and facilitate the daily operations of a professional and dynamic legal team. This position 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.

Paralegals

Paralegals

Human Rights/Human Trafficking Paralegal

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier law firms for complex civil ligation on behalf of plaintiffs.  With over 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, employee benefits, international human rights, securities, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, D.C. office seeks a paralegal/research assistant to support attorneys in the Human Rights practice group to start in June 2018.  The Human Rights practice represents victims of torture, forced labor, human trafficking, and other violations of international law. More information on Cohen Milstein and the types of cases the Human Rights practice litigates can be found at our website at www.cohenmilstein.com

Candidates must be well organized, possess excellent writing and analytical skills, and have strong academic credentials. The work involves, among other things, factual and legal research; writing memoranda; document review; organizing and coding documents; managing case files; and performing clerical tasks associated with filing documents in U.S. courts.  The position requires: (1) a demonstrated interest in law, human rights, or both; (2) an understanding of, and willingness to learn about, basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures; (3) excellent communication and writing ability, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills; (4) a proactive nature; (5) attention to detail.

Experience with legal research tools, such as Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw is a plus. Foreign language skills are also a plus. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and short writing sample via email to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Human Rights Paralegal” in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.