Schuyler J.Schouten


Washington + 1.202.879.3844

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, enforcement, 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 principal policy aide to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who described him as "indispensable and indefatigable." He also 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 speaks and reads Chinese and is a member of the Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C.


  • Global manufacturing company responds to disclosure of potential vulnerabilities in its productsJones Day lead a global manufacturing company's response to the disclosure of potential vulnerabilities in its products.
  • 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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