Tilden Katz is a managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, and is based in Chicago. He is also part of the segment’s Corporate Communications practice, and its Crisis & Issues Management specialty practice in the Americas.
A former litigation attorney, Mr. Katz brings specialized expertise in litigation communications, having counseled both plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile antitrust; class-action; labor and employment; manufacturing; medical malpractice; toxic tort; white-collar criminal defense; and zoning legal cases. He has worked with law firms across the country on some of their most critical matters. He brings more than 20 years of experience in CEO communications; crisis and issues management; media relations; and reputation management.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Katz served as a senior vice president at APCO Worldwide, and was the managing director of its Chicago office. He also worked as a corporate spokesperson for varied clients and as an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a top-ranked international law firm. Mr. Katz has advised numerous boards of directors, corporate executives and outside counsel during critical events.
In his former roles, he designed and executed crisis, litigation and media-relations communication programs for market-leading companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, OfficeMax, Redflex Traffic Systems, United Airlines and Walgreen Co. Prior to law school, he served as a media-relations specialist, representing key state officials including the San Francisco district attorney and Missouri state speaker of the house.
Mr. Katz holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.