Schuyler J.Schouten

Partner

San Diego + 1.858.314.1160 Washington + 1.202.879.3844

Schuyler Schouten counsels and represents clients in international trade, foreign investment, and national security matters and on issues involving regulation of novel and emerging 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 represents clients in reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and helps assess and design deals to mitigate CFIUS risks. He advises on sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including by vetting partners, reviewing compliance programs, and drafting license requests, and advises on tariffs, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) import restrictions, and Defense Production Act (DPA) orders. These representations have involved apparel, energy, real estate, pharmaceutical, food, software, satellite, and critical infrastructure companies. Schuyler is familiar with U.S. government perspectives on these and other sectors.

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.

Experience

  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Nordson Corporation acquires CyberOptics CorporationJones Day is advising Nordson Corporation in the acquisition of CyberOptics Corporation, a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D optical sensing technology solutions.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day is advising Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex merges with VectrusJones Day advised Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day is advising Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, in connection with its acquisition of Dynapower Company, LLC, a leading provider of energy storage and power conversion systems, from private equity firm Pfingsten Partners for $580 million in cash.
  • Technology company obtains favorable resolution of U.S. Senate inquiryJones Day lawyers successfully represented and advised a U.S.-based smart home technology provider in resolving a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee inquiry into supply chain practices.
  • Consortium BelGaN Group BV acquires ON Semiconductor Belgium BVJones Day advised the consortium BelGaN Group BV with the acquisition of ON Semiconductor Belgium BV, a subsidiary of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, which designs and manufactures semiconductors components.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • ABB acquires controlling interest in InCharge EnergyJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the acquisition of a controlling interest in InCharge Energy from existing shareholders.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires RelaDyne, Inc.Jones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its acquisition of RelaDyne, Inc., a leading distributor of lubricant, fuel, and diesel exhaust fluid providing customers with integrated reliability management services for industrial and commercial businesses, from Audax Private Equity.
  • GenScript Biotech Corporation completes US$344.6 million follow-on offering by Legend Biotech CorporationJones Day represented GenScript Biotech Corporation in connection with its US$344.6 million follow-on offering by its NASDAQ-subsidiary Legend Biotech Corporation.
  • FirstEnergy completes $1 billion Common Equity offeringJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in connection with its $1 billion private placement of Common Equity to Blackstone Infrastructure Partners at $39.08 per share.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • Sempra Energy sells PXiSE Energy SolutionsJones Day advised Sempra Energy in the sale of membership interests in PXiSE Energy Solutions to Yokogawa Electric Corporation.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day is advising the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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