Lawrence Duncan III
Larry Duncan is Vice President for Federal and State Government Relations and PAC Affairs at Lockheed Martin, Washington Operations. In this capacity, Mr. Duncan serves as a senior liason to Federal and State government officials on national defense programs and business issues of importance to the corporation. Mr. Duncan also manages Lockheed Martin Employees Political Action Committee (LMEPAC), serving as treasurer with responsibility for LMEPAC filings with the Federal Election Commission and compliance with all federal and state election laws and regulations. Mr. Duncan works with Lockheed Martin operating companies to provide counsel on state and local government issues , including tax, environment and workplace safety, and he assists in developing strategies to win new business at the state and local level. Mr. Duncan also manages the Washington Operations community affairs budget in support of organizations and special events key to Lockheed Martin’s external relationships, including the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the Presidential Inauguration.
Prior to to his current position, Mr. Duncan served from 2002 TO 2008 as Vice President for Congressional Relations, Government and Regulatory affairs at Lockheed Martin. In that capacity, Mr. Duncan was responsible for the development and implementation of legislative strategies before the U.S. Congress to adress international trade and regulatory issues, tax, pension and liability issues, information technology and communications policy, homeland security, export controls, space transportation policy and other matters of importance to the corporation.
Before joining Lockheed Martin in 2002, Mr. Duncan practiced law in Washington D.C. for several years and provided legislative and regulatory counsel to many Fortune 500 companies and business organizations. Mr. Duncan’s legal career began at the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP, where he represented media and entertainment companies, telecom carriers, and trade associations before Congress and the Administration. Thereafter, at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard McPherson & Hand, led by former Senate Majority leaders George Mitchell and Bob Dole, Mr. Duncan provided legislative and regulatory counsel to telecom and satellite carriers, entertainment companies, professional sports leagues, and a variety of advanced technology clients, including Lockheed Martin. Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Duncan worked as a member of the Senate floor staff under the Secretary of the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Duncan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics. Mr. Duncan is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of Pennsylvania. He also is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Mr. Duncan is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization of senior African-American business executives at Fortune 500 companies. He is active in the Washington D.C. community, serving on the Board of Trustees for Ford’s Theater; the Board of Trustees for the Phillips Collection; the USO Metropolitan Washington Board of Directors; the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Board of Directors; and the USA Board of Directors for the Children of God Relief Fund, which supports Nyumbani, an orphanage for HIV-positive children in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Duncan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Public Affairs Council, and the Business Industry Political Action Committee.
Born in Yokosuka, Japan and raised in Brunswick, Maine, Mr. Duncan resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Janell, and their two children.