US employees: 1,652
Last year's worldwide job growth: 0 percent
Most common job/Avg. salary for job: Associate/$211,017
Recent grads at law firm Bingham McCutchen, ranked 41st by Fortune, start at a salary of $160,000 a year. The company boasts a work force that includes many graduates of Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, according to Fortune.
The company, which has tripled in size in recent years because of mergers, has a unique atmosphere. For instance, lawyer Justin Morreale (pictured) teaches yoga at the firm's Boston office.