Larry Gaydos

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

TJAGSA, 31st Graduate Course (LL.M. Equivalent), 1983, Distinguished Graduate

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1978

B.S., United States Military Academy, 1973, Distinguished Graduate

Bar Admissions

Virginia

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services

United States Supreme Court

Profile

For more than 25 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 antitrust, federal securities, defense procurement, foreign trade, environmental, and general criminal matters.

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. In private practice he served as a Regional Chair of the American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee and is past President of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. He was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in the areas of Antitrust Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Corporate Governance and Compliance. He is currently the President of the Arlington Bar Association.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association (Antitrust, Criminal Justice Sections) 
  • State Bar of Texas (Antitrust and Business Litigation, Criminal Law Sections) 
  • Virginia State Bar 
  • Tarrant County Bar Association 
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Arlington Bar Association (Board of Directors, President)

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of the CEO of a waste disposal company in criminal and civil litigation concerning state and federal environmental issues (water).
  • Internal investigation for the audit committee of a Canadian petroleum industry company regarding securities issues.
  • Internal investigation for the board of directors of an international petroleum company regarding foreign corrupt practice issues in South America.
  • Defense of the CFO of a defense industry company on allegations of procurement fraud.
  • Internal investigation for the audit committee of an international petroleum industry company regarding securities and foreign corrupt practice issues in Mexico.
  • Representation of a multinational defense industry client in federal civil litigation regarding antitrust and intellectual property issues.
  • Defense of a CFO of a foreign subsidiary of a multinational oil company in a Brazilian criminal tax case.
  • Representation of a Texas law firm in state civil litigation against another law firm regarding breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims.
  • Defense of a national manufacturing company in federal civil litigation regarding monopolization and predatory pricing claims.
  • Counseling clients and conducting internal investigations for Audit Committees and Boards of Directors regarding stock option backdating issues.
  • Defense of a construction industry CEO in a DOJ public corruption investigation.
  • Defense of an oil industry client on allegations of nationwide price fixing.
  • Defense of a financial analyst in a parallel IRS and DOJ tax investigation.
  • Defense of an energy company on allegations of price fixing and monopolization.
  • Defense of individuals in a Homeland Security criminal investigation.
  • Representation of the board of directors of a health care company in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • Internal investigation for the board of directors of an international travel industry company regarding securities issues.
  • Defense of a technology company on allegations of procurement fraud.
  • Internal corporate investigation for a large national manufacturing company concerning state and federal environmental issues (air).
  • Internal investigation for the audit committee of an international drilling and exploration company regarding securities issues.
  • Internal investigations for the audit committee of a national telecommunications industry client regarding whistleblower allegations and securities issues.
  • Internal investigation for the audit committee of a foreign petroleum company regarding securities issues.
  • Representation of the CEO of a national computer technology company in an internal investigation.
  • Representation of the CEO and GC of a national technology company in a SEC investigation and civil litigation concerning stock option issues.
  • Representation of two retail clients as plaintiffs in a multi-national price-fixing case.
  • Representation of a defense industry client in a plaintiff antitrust monopolization case against an industry competitor.
  • Internal investigation for the audit committees of a Canadian energy company and its United States subsidiary regarding whistleblower allegations and securities issues.

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