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.