Schuyler Schouten counsels and represents clients in complex international and national security matters. He draws on government and private sector experience encompassing regulatory and constitutional counseling, litigation, transactions, and crisis management.
Schuyler joined Jones Day from the White House, where he served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Associate Counsel to the President, and Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC). As a principal legal point of contact with the Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, and Energy and close collaborator with other departments and agencies, Schuyler gained rare experience across a wide range of executive branch legal and policy functions. He advised on international law, international trade, and litigation at all levels of the federal judiciary implicating foreign policy concerns; worked with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to design and implement economic sanctions; advised on energy, telecommunications, semiconductor, and financial sector regulatory initiatives; provided counsel on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) matters and CFIUS reform; and led interagency legal reviews of U.S. positions in international organizations and in sensitive diplomatic matters.
Schuyler was previously Senior Director at Kissinger Associates and a research and policy aide to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who described him as "indispensable and indefatigable." He worked in the New York and Washington offices of a major law firm, handling sanctions, anti-money laundering, CFIUS, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. Schuyler is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C.
SEC's OCIE Issues Risk Alert on COVID-19 Risks and Considerations for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Senior Hong Kong Officials Under Authority of Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization
- March 11, 2020
Coronavirus Response: What In-House Counsel Need to Know
- October 23, 2019
United States International Trade Commission 13th Annual Services Roundtable
- September 19, 2019
Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court Panel Discussion on Sanctions, Export Controls, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act
- July 12, 2019
Weathering Trade War Turbulence: A Perspective From Washington, DC
- Harvard University (J.D. 2007; Finalist, Ames Moot Court Competition); Yale University (B.A. in History magna cum laude 2003; Phi Beta Kappa); Middlebury College Language School (Mandarin Chinese immersion program, Summer 2001)
- District of Columbia, California, and New York
- Deputy Legal Advisor, National Security Council (2018-2019) and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel's Office (2017-2019)