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.
Senate Introduces Bill Requiring Corporate Audits to Uncover Forced Labor Practices in Supply Chains
- 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)
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