Malcolm Lazin is the Executive Director of Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. He was a federal prosecutor and led successful major grand jury investigations into public corruption. He received the U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor.
He served as a commissioner and then the chair of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, the principal state agency investigating organized crime. He was a litigation partner in a Philadelphia law firm. Malcolm was president of a real estate development firm that built the first major project on Philadelphia’s waterfront. He chaired the Philadelphia Waterfront Developers Council, which spearheaded infrastructure improvements. He conceived the idea to light the Benjamin Franklin Bridge; helped form the bi-state committee; and co-chaired development, which raised $1.7 million to fund the project.