CARMELYN P. MALALIS, Partner & Co-Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights Practice Group and the Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP, practices in many areas of employment law. She is also a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group, and the Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination Practice Group. In 2009, the Filipina Women’s Network named Ms. Malalis one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States. In 2010, the National LGBT Bar Association named her one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in its inaugural award presentation. More recently, the Arthritis Foundation honored Ms. Malalis as one of its four Women on the Move for 2014, and the New York City Bar Association awarded Ms. Malalis its Arthur Leonard Award for her work on behalf of LGBT communitees. She has also been recognized in Super Lawyers New York Metro edition from 2010-2014.
Ms. Malalis is the Employee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section's Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Malalis is also a former Chair of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on LGBT Rights and a member and active participant of a number of other bar associations. She is also a former member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Project, a former board member of Queers for Economic Justice, and a co-founding board member of BABAE, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, which helped Filipina victims and survivors of violence in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area by providing culturally sensitive case management services. Ms. Malalis regularly lectures on employment issues, as well as issues related to diversity, womens' rights, and LGBT rights to bar associations and industry groups.