Myron Marlin is a former practicing attorney who has served as chief spokesman and director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as communications director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At FTI Consulting, Mr. Marlin serves as the head of Crisis & Litigation Communications for the Americas.
Myron Marlin has more than 25 years of communications experience, during which he has helped clients involved in high-stakes litigation, facing government or regulatory investigations, experiencing a cyber incident, confronting Congressional inquiries, and engaged in financial transactions. His experience crosses the commercial, financial and public sectors.
Over the course of Mr. Marlin’s career, he has provided communications counsel to companies in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, auto, sports & entertainment, apparel, food, energy and financial industries.
Earlier in Mr. Marlin’s career, he led the media operations at the Justice Department, where he 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, he provided communications counsel to the U.S. attorney general on such high-profile matters as the Elian Gonzalez case, the Millennium terrorism threat, the lawsuit against the tobacco industry, the Microsoft litigation, the Navy’s reacquisition of Vieques, Puerto Rico and the appointment of Independent Counsels.
Mr. Marlin rose to chief spokesman after serving as the spokesman for the Civil Rights Division where he addressed matters of police misconduct, church arsons, affirmative action, lending discrimination and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon his departure, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded him the prestigious Edmond J. Randolph Award for Outstanding Service.
Following the DOJ, Mr. Marlin was a senior vice president at a public affairs firm in D.C., handling crisis, litigation and M&A communications across a host of industries in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Just prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Marlin served for nearly five years at the 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 actions, 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.
Before Mr. Marlin’s career in Washington, D.C., he was an associate at the New York law firm, Tenzer Greenblatt Fallon & Kaplan, focusing on bankruptcy and financial litigation. He 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 in Washington, D.C., where he served on the Dean's Advisory Council. He also was a graduate-level adjunct professor of crisis communications at Johns Hopkins University and author of a law review article on the drug approval process. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area.