Myron Marlin is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment and is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Myron has more than 20 years of communications experience handling crisis and issues management; financial transactions; government and regulatory affairs; high-stakes litigation; and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Marlin served for nearly five years as director of communications at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under chairs, Mary Jo White, Elisse B. Walter, and Mary L. Schapiro. While there, he coordinated communications strategy on a range of significant issues, including the agency’s landmark policy of seeking admissions in certain enforcement cases and major rulemaking stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. He also served as a key communications adviser to the SEC chair and counseled senior officials through congressional testimony, media interviews, and other speaking engagements.
Previously, he was a senior vice president at APCO Worldwide, handling crisis, litigation, and M&A communications across a host of industries in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Before that, Mr. Marlin served as chief spokesman and director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he led the media operations for the DOJ and oversaw the communications efforts of the various law enforcement components — including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Immigration and Naturalization Service.
During his tenure, Mr. Marlin provided communications counsel to the U.S. attorney general on such high-profile matters as the Elian Gonzalez case; the lawsuit against the tobacco industry; the Millennium crisis, the Microsoft litigation; the independent counsel appointments; and the U.S. Navy’s reacquisition of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Upon his departure, then-U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno awarded him the prestigious Edmond J. Randolph Award for Outstanding Service.
Mr. Marlin holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at his law school alma mater and was a graduate-level adjunct professor on crisis communications at Johns Hopkins University.