Schuyler Schouten counsels and represents clients in international trade, foreign investment, and national security matters and on issues involving regulation of emerging and strategic technologies. He draws on government and private sector experience encompassing litigation, transactions, and crisis management.
Schuyler has extensive experience, in and out of government, with the laws, regulations, and Presidential directives affecting international transactions and supply chains. He regularly represents clients in reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and assists companies in evaluating the rules and incentives relevant to inbound investments, including CHIPS Act (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors and Science) funding opportunities. He advises on sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), export controls administered by the State and Commerce Departments, tariffs, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import restrictions, and Defense Production Act (DPA) orders. These representations have involved energy, real estate, apparel, pharmaceutical, food, software, semiconductor, satellite, and critical infrastructure companies.
Schuyler joined Jones Day from the White House, where he was Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC), working with lawyers and policymakers at nearly every federal government agency. He worked in the New York and Washington offices of a major law firm and was an aide to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Most recently, he collaborated with Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher on the book The Age of AI: And Our Human Future. Schuyler is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- March 12, 2023
American Bar Association 35th Annual Real Property, Trust & Estate National Conference: Federal Regulation of International Investment in Real Estate
- May 3, 2023
Digital Assets Week California: Digitizing Public and Private Market Assets, panel on Risk & Control: What Should Financial Institutions Be Mindful Of?
- November 9, 2022
East-West Biopharma Summit, panel on Regulation of Cross-Border Collaborations
- January 27, 2022
A View From Washington: Regulatory and Legislative Developments During the Biden Administration
- 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)
- California, District of Columbia, 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)