Mr. Marlin graduated from the Washington College of Law in 1990. As a law student he was active with the Law Review.
He is the Senior Vice President and Senior Strategist for APCO Worldwide, providing strategic communication counsel for clients engaged in litigation or facing a crisis. Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Marlin served as the Director of Public Affairs at the United States Department of Justice. He was selected for the post by then Attorney General Janet Reno, and upon his departure she awarded him the Edmund J. Randolph award for outstanding service.
In 1992, he worked on the Clinton/Gore campaign, coordinating media logistics at campaign events. He recently taught a graduate course at Johns Hopkins University in crisis communications.