Schuyler J.Schouten


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Schuyler Schouten advises clients on high-stakes regulatory matters, with a focus on international trade, national security, and emerging and strategic technologies. As a former White House sanctions lawyer, "indispensable and indefatigable" top aide to Henry Kissinger, and contributor to best-selling books on China and artificial intelligence (AI), Schuyler is a trusted guide for clients navigating today's turbulent and complex legal and geopolitical landscape.

Schuyler has extensive experience with the laws, regulations, and "emergency" authorities affecting international transactions and supply chains. As Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC), he provided Presidential- and Cabinet-level advice on sanctions, foreign investment, Defense Production Act, and energy regulatory issues and was the White House's legal point of contact with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as they underwent transformative growth in their legal authorities and policy roles.

At Jones Day, Schuyler helps clients navigate government inquiries and regulatory processes and, where warranted, push back against government overreach. He helped obtain key regulatory approvals needed for some of the first and most prominent exits of Western companies from Russia; secured the rescission of legally unsupported government directives during the COVID crisis; and has helped clients resolve, without penalty, inquiries and disclosures involving House and Senate committees, OFAC, the Commerce Department, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He supports clients in the software, semiconductor, biotech, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, real estate, energy, automotive, aerospace, and other industries.


  • Corpay acquires GPS Capital MarketsJones Day advised Corpay, Inc. in the acquisition of GPS Capital Markets, LLC and its subsidiaries, a group that provides business-to-business cross-border and treasury management solutions, in Corpay’s third largest deal ever.
  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • U.S. software provider successfully resolves inquiry from Nuclear Regulatory CommissionJones Day advised a U.S. software provider in response to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) finding of apparent non-compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements, and in related compliance enhancements and industry outreach.
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Multinational manufacturing company seeks compliance advice in connection with nuclear industry projectsJones Day counseled the U.S. subsidiary of a multinational manufacturing company regarding key compliance considerations relating to participation in U.S. nuclear projects.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • ETS acquires PSIJones Day advised Educational Testing Service (ETS) in its acquisition of PSI Services LLC, a global leader in test development and delivery across workforce certification and licensure.
  • Gotion acquires EV battery plant in IllinoisJones Day represented Gotion, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing for an electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant located in Manteno, Illinois as part of an expected $2 billion investment in the facility.
  • Invitation Homes completes $650 million acquisition of single-family rental home portfolioJones Day represented Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), as buyer, in connection with its portfolio acquisition of nearly 1,900 single-family rental homes for a purchase price of approximately $650 million.
  • Affinity Partners leads €207 million Series F financing of EGYMJones Day represented Affinity Partners in its acquisition of an interest in EGYM, a global fitness technology and corporate health innovation leader, in a Series F financing of €107 million, with an additional €100 million available for future investments.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • Major international semiconductor manufacturer secures trusted importer status with compliance policiesJones Day assisted a major international semiconductor manufacturer with developing policies and procedures required to maintain its status as a Trade Partner with the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).
  • Major U.S. payments company secures OFAC license to exit Russian marketJones Day assisted a major U.S. payments company with securing a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), permitting a successful exit from the Russian market.
  • LaSalle completes $510 million joint venture with UDRJones Day represented LaSalle Investment Management in its $510 million joint venture with UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) to create a portfolio of core multifamily assets in key markets across the U.S.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • DIC acquires photoresist polymers manufacturer PCAS CanadaJones Day advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese chemicals group operating globally in over 60 countries, in connection with its acquisition of Quebec-based PCAS Canada Inc., a company that manufactures and sells polymers used in photoresists for semiconductor photolithography, from PCAS S.A., a French company.
  • CoLift, Traxys Management and Optiver acquire Traxys GroupJones Day represented CoLift LLC, which sponsored the management buy-out of the Traxys Group, a leading global physical trader and merchant in metals and natural resources, together with Optiver, a global market maker and an investor group active in mining and natural resources led by Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited and The LOM Financial Group.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • Global industrial materials supplier seeks advice regarding CHIPS ActJones Day counseled a global industrial materials supplier concerning opportunities for receiving federal funding under the CHIPS Act and potential related regulatory restrictions.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
    • May 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