Speaker Bio

Myron Marlin

Communication Professionals 2030

Myron Marlin
Head of Crisis Practice, FTI Consulting, United States

Myron Marlin is a former practicing attorney who served as the chief spokesman and director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as communications director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  At FTI Consulting, Mr. Marlin is a Senior Managing Director and heads the Crisis & Litigation Communications practice for the Americas.

Myron has more than 25 years of communications experience handling major crises including, regulatory and government investigations, high-stakes litigation, financial transactions, Congressional inquiries and cyber incidents.  His private sector clients have included companies in the energy, automotive, financial, retail, cryptocurrency, telecommunications, aerospace, technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, insurance, sports and entertainment, and industrial industries.

At the SEC, Myron coordinated communications strategy on issues ranging from the Dodd-Frank Act to the agency’s landmark policy of seeking admissions in certain enforcement cases. At the DOJ, he 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, and the appointment of Independent Counsels. Upon his departure, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded him the prestigious Edmond J. Randolph Award for Outstanding Service. 

Mr. Marlin is a graduate of the University of Michigan and served for several years on the Dean's Advisory Council at his law school alma mater. He also was a graduate-level adjunct professor of crisis communications at Johns Hopkins University