Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is one of the country’s premier class action firms. With more than 100 attorneys and eight offices, we are involved 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 is accepting applications for an Associate in the Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice in our Washington, D.C. or New York office.
The Securities Litigation and Investor Protection Practice Area seeks to hold corporations accountable by exposing and fighting corporate fraud and other malfeasance. We act as private attorneys general enforcing provisions of the federal securities laws, and work to reform corporate governance through shareholder derivative suits. We represent investors in several notable cases, which offer a unique opportunity to advance the public good while working in a private-sector setting. More information on the practice and the firm can be found on our website at www.cohenmilstein.com Ideal candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:
2-4 years of litigation experience
Strong academic credentials; clerkship experience a plus
Excellent legal research and writing skills
Strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently
Capacity to work in a professional manner and flourish in a fast-paced work environment
Take a substantial role in researching and writing complaints and briefs
Play a strong supportive role in discovery
Efficiently organize and administer details as it relates to case management assignments
Supervise paralegals in litigation related tasks; among other responsibilities
Cohen Milstein is eager to develop the next generation of securities lawyers and does not require candidates for this position to have a background in securities law or finance. Candidates must be an active member of the State Bar where the employment is based. If not yet a member of the D.C. or N.Y. bar, candidates need to be eligible and willing to apply for membership within 90 days of employment at the firm.
To be considered, please visit our Firm’s careers page at www.cohenmilstein.com/careers to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript. All application materials should be submitted in the order outlined above, and as one PDF document.
In accordance with New York City’s Wage Transparency Law, the expected annual salary range (excluding bonus) for this position is between $153,000 and $174,000. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors.
Cohen Milstein is committed to recruiting, promoting, and retaining a diverse workplace within our firm. We view diversity as an inclusive concept that encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We believe that diversity enhances the quality of service we provide to clients and makes the Firm a more vibrant and fulfilling place to work, and we strongly encourage women, people of color, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
For the safety of our employees and clients, Cohen Milstein requires employees working in its offices (subject to certain exceptions) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
One of the premier firms in the country handling major complex plaintiff-side litigation, Cohen Milstein has over 100 attorneys in offices in Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Palm Beach Gardens, and Raleigh. We litigate primarily in these areas:
Civil Rights & Employment
Complex Tort Litigation
Ethics and Fiduciary Counseling
Securities Litigation & Investor Protection
Whistleblower/False Claims Act
Our firm has earned its international reputation by winning complex cases that others did not want to handle. We have litigated numerous groundbreaking cases, resulting in landmark decisions on previously untried issues involving antitrust, securities, consumer rights, civil rights and other far-reaching matters.