Legal Counsel

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

We have openings in both San Francisco, California and Los Angeles, California. We are looking for someone who's admitted to the CA bar, who has law firm and in-house experience, and just loves closing deals and working closely with sales!

What you will do 

As a dedicated lawyer for the commercial teams in the US, you will handle all legal matters arising in the teams' day-to-day work. Your main task is to be the best problem solver in the world and drive legal innovation forward! The role can be based in either San Francisco or Los Angeles, and you will be expected to merge stakeholders' expectations and legal requirements into a simple and innovative product, process or contract. Teamwork and a business mindset will be part of your daily routine. In essence, your job will be to:
- Support the US commercial teams in reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
- Advise the US commercial teams on general day-to-day legal matters.
- Provide contract training and other relevant legal training to the US Commercial teams.
- Take part in maintaining the global standard of documentation, drafting and modifying existing standard commercial contract templates together with the global commercial legal team.

Who You Are

-Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive! You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast paced international working environment. 
-You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce best work results! At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent.

You Should Have

-Previous professional experience as a lawyer, preferably from a well renowned law firm, the financial sector, telecom or the IT industry.
-Be a member of the California Bar.
-A natural business and problem-solving mindset with an urge to think like the business and not justas a lawyer.
-Solid interest in the disruptive payment industry and a willingness to learn rather than focus in a specific area of law.
-Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.
-Excellent people skills and you are a true star when it comes to stakeholder management
-Passion for problem solving and driving change by using innovative solutions
-The capability of prioritizing conflicting demands and handling multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.