Larry Gaydos
Co-Managing Partner

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Larry Gaydos is the Co-Managing Partner of Gaydos Duffer, P.C. For more than 30 years, Larry Gaydos has represented public and private companies, their executives, and Audit Committees in federal and state government investigations involving numerous government agencies including the Department of Justice, the Securities Exchange Commission, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, Homeland Security, the Internal Revenue Service, the Texas Attorney General’s office, as well as the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Larry conducts internal corporate investigations, represents clients before government agencies, coordinates with outside auditors and litigates in both civil and criminal courts. While his clients come from many diverse business areas, his representations include many prominent national corporations in the energy field and defense industry. He has extensive experience in federal civil and criminal litigation, antitrust, federal securities, defense procurement, foreign trade, environmental, and general criminal matters. His clients have included many large private corporations and Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Exxon, Hillwood, L-3 Communications, Bell/Textron, Enbridge, Nexen, Bank of America, Owens Corning, Hillenbrand, Valero, and American Airlines.

Larry is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 13 years. At the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, he taught a wide variety of criminal law courses including advanced trial advocacy, pretrial investigations, and professional ethics to military attorneys, military judges, and Senior/General Officer Commanders. He also served as the advisor to the Army Judge Advocate General on ethics and professional disciplinary issues. Larry left military duty in 1986 as a Major.

After his military service he worked for 30 years at Haynes and Boone, LLP where he was a Partner, co-­founder of the White Collar Criminal Law practice group and member of the Board of Directors, the Sarbanes-Oxley Committee, and the Firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee. In private practice he also served as a Regional Chair of the American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee and Chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. He was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (by Thomson Reuters) in 2013 in the areas of Antitrust Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Corporate Governance and Compliance. He is past President and a current Board Director of the Arlington Bar Association.

Larry met his wife, Joanne, at the 1971 Army Navy game (Army won) in Philadelphia. They got married in 1973, four days after he graduated from West Point. They have two great children (Lauren and Andrew) and two fantastic grandsons (Brody and Blake). Their favorite getaways are Aruba and Key West. Beat Navy!