Schuyler J.Schouten


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Schuyler Schouten assists clients in addressing matters related to economic sanctions, international trade, national security, and international law. He draws on government and private sector experience encompassing compliance, enforcement, litigation, transactional, foreign policy, and crisis management matters.

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). In these roles, Schuyler worked with senior lawyers and policymakers throughout the executive branch and advised on a range of complex and novel issues, including: interpretation and negotiation of international agreements; design and implementation of sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); matters before, or referred to the President by, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); regulation of the energy, telecommunications, and financial sectors; and litigation at all levels of the federal judiciary implicating foreign policy concerns. Schuyler also regularly led interagency legal reviews of U.S. positions in international organizations and in sensitive diplomatic matters.

Schuyler previously worked in the New York and Washington offices of a major law firm, where he focused on sanctions, CFIUS, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. He also was principal policy aide and research associate to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Senior Director at Kissinger Associates, accompanying Secretary Kissinger to meetings with foreign dignitaries and contributing research to his best-selling books On China and World Order. Schuyler speaks and reads Chinese.

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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