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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Attorney

Antitrust

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 Securities Fraud, Antitrust Violations, Civil Rights and Employment, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Qui Tam/False Claims Act, International Human Rights, Catastrophic Injury and the representation of state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, D.C. office has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the Antitrust Practice group. 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.  Although this is not a partnership-track position, it does involve substantive legal work.  Staff Attorneys at Cohen Milstein are considered an integral part of their case teams and work side-by-side with associates and other attorneys on their cases.

Requirements:

• J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in DC

• 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 strongly encourage women, people of color, and other candidates from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

To apply, please visit our website at www.cohenmilstein.com or submit a cover letter, and resume to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Antitrust Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

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.

Employee Benefits / ERISA

Cohen Milstein 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 Public Client matters, representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, DC office seeks an Associate for the Employee Benefits/ERISA Practice.  ERISA is a complex statute that regulates pension and health care benefit plans offered by employers to their employees as part of their compensation package.  To ensure that employees receive the benefits that they are promised, ERISA requires that employee benefit plans be managed prudently and loyally and prohibits certain transactions between plans and insiders known as parties-in-interest.  We represent employees who believe that fiduciaries who manage the plans and their assets have breached those duties and seek remedies designed to make employees whole for any losses they have suffered and for other remedies such as injunctions to insure future compliance.  We have also challenged the status of plans that improperly claim an exemption from ERISA as church plans or governmental plans.  This position is an ideal match for someone who is committed to protecting employees’ rights to a secure pension and to the health care benefits they have been promised. 

Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of litigation experience;  
  • A strong academic background and excellent analytical and writing skills; and
  • The ability to manage and 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, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Employee Benefits/ERISA Associate” 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.
 

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

The Public Client Practice offers a unique opportunity to do public-sector work in a private-sector setting.  We exclusively represent government entities as outside counsel in high-stakes cases.  State attorneys general comprise our largest client base, though we also represent other government entities.  Our government work focuses on civil enforcement investigations and litigation, most commonly in consumer, financial, and healthcare fraud.  This position is an ideal match for a litigator with a passion for public service.  
 
Applicants must be able to take a substantial role in researching and writing briefs, play a strong supporting role in discovery, and supervise paralegals in litigation-related tasks. Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of litigation experience in federal, state, or local government, a public-interest firm or advocacy group, or a private law firm;  
  • A strong academic background and excellent analytical and writing skills; and
  • The ability to manage and 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, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Public Client 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.

Paralegals

Antitrust

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 Antitrust 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:

  • 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 legal research preferred but not required

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a wonderful work environment. Candidate must be available to start by June 15. 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 at cohenmilstein.com. Please indicate “Antitrust Paralegal” in the subject line.

Civil Rights & Employment

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

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 “Civil Rights 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. 

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 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.

We welcome all interested candidates to apply, including both recent college graduates and experienced paralegals.  Responsibilities and salary are commensurate with relevant experience.   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 be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and academic transcripts to careers@cohenmilstein.com.  Please indicate “Public Client Paralegal” in the subject line
 

Complex Tort Litigation

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 Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, and Domestic Violence team is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to work in our Palm Beach Gardens Florida office on a full-time basis. This position will provide legal work and support by collaborating with attorneys and other paralegal staff on sexual and child abuse cases and other civil litigation matters. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing/indexing documents
  • Electronically file pleadings
  • Prepare responses to discovery
  • Coordinate/schedule calendars

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a paralegal certificate
  • Minimum three years of experience [Florida State and Federal Courts]
  • Exceptional organization, communication and strong writing skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe
  • Experience with internet research, LEXIS/NEXIS and Westlaw

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 “Complex Tort Litigation Paralegal” in the subject line.