Schuyler Schouten counsels and represents clients in international trade, foreign investment, and national security matters. He draws on government and private sector experience encompassing regulatory and constitutional counseling, litigation, transactions, and crisis management.
Schuyler has extensive experience, both in and out of government, with the laws, regulations, and Presidential directives affecting international transactions and supply chains. He represents clients in investment reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and helps review and design deals to mitigate CFIUS risks. He advises clients on economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including by vetting partners, reviewing compliance programs, and assisting with license requests. He advises on tariffs, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import restrictions, and Defense Production Act (DPA) orders.
Schuyler regularly assists companies in navigating government directives for which no case law or public guidance exists as well as in contesting government assertions of authority. His representations include apparel, energy, pharmaceutical, food, technology, and software clients.
Schuyler joined Jones Day from the White House, where he served as Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC), advising on sanctions, CFIUS, technology regulation, and foreign relations law. Schuyler worked in the New York and Washington offices of a major law firm and was an aide to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who described him as "indispensable and indefatigable." 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
- June 17, 2020
Cyber Supply Chain and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Concerns, Considerations, and Practical Solutions
- 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)