WASHINGTON: APCO Worldwide has brought another ex-politico into its
ranks, pulling Myron Marlin aboard from the Department of Justice
Marlin spent eight years at the DoJ under Attorney General Janet Reno,
most recently as director of communications and chief spokesperson.
Before that he was a spokesperson for the department's civil rights
In those eight years, Marlin faced the press for news events ranging
from church arson to the millennium terrorist crisis, Elian Gonzalez and
the Microsoft case. And it was Marlin who persuaded Reno to conclude her
tenure with an appearance on Saturday Night Live alongside Will Ferrell,
the male comedian who made headlines with a ruthless impersonation of
the attorney general.
Marlin will serve as VP and senior strategist at APCO. He said he will
be doing work similar to what he handled at the DoJ, including crisis
communications, litigation, corporate restructuring, and mergers and
Reno told PRWeek, 'As the head of my public affairs office, I just had
the greatest confidence in Marlin to report the truth to those who asked
for it, to get to the bottom of things and to understand complex
litigation. But most of all I think he is extremely reliable in his
reporting and in the way he works.'