FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Myron Marlin as Managing Director in the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. In his new role, Mr. Marlin will serve as part of the segment’s financial communications and public affairs practices, and will be based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Marlin brings more than 20 years of communications experience handling crisis and issues management; financial issues; government and regulatory affairs; high-stakes litigation; and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) to FTI Consulting. He also has significant experience working across the commercial, financial and public sectors.
“The financial and regulatory landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, requiring companies to take an integrated approach to communicating to key policy stakeholders and influencers,” said Edward Reilly, Global CEO of the Strategic Communications segment. “Myron will play a key role in further developing our crisis and issues management offering to protect and advance our clients’ reputations when facing regulatory-driven events.”
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 L. Schapiro, Elisse B. Walter and Mary Jo White. 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 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.
“Companies today are facing increased challenges from an ever-changing and vast network of communications mediums and stakeholders,” said Mr. Marlin. “In this active regulatory environment, it is important for companies to have trusted partners like those at FTI Consulting.”
Previously, Mr. Marlin was a Senior Vice President at a global communications firm, 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 spokesperson and Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), where he led media operations for the DOJ, and oversaw the communications efforts of the various law-enforcement components including the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”).
During his tenure, Mr. Marlin provided communications counsel to the Attorney General on such high-profile matters as the Elian Gonzalez case; lawsuit against the tobacco industry; Microsoft litigation; and U.S. Navy reacquisition of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Upon his departure, then-U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno awarded Mr. Marlin the prestigious Edmond J. Randolph Award for Outstanding Service. Before his career in Washington, D.C., Mr. Marlin was an Associate at a New York law firm and focused on bankruptcy and financial litigation.
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 in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council at his law school alma mater, and was as a graduate-level adjunct professor on crisis communications at Johns Hopkins University.more » « less