Jaime Farrant

Jaime Farrant is a passionate advocate that has successfully worked and led multidisciplinary legal and social programs across the world. Jaime is the owner of Farrant, where he provides advice and representations to individuals, families, businesses and organizations so they can overcome the challenges that prevent them from thriving.

Most recently, Jaime worked as Director of Community and Economic Development for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha in Philadelphia. In this position, he advocated on behalf of APM on issues impacting the Latinx community, provided advice on policies and issues related to community and economic development, and worked to maintain and advance APM’s affordable housing work.

Most recently, Jaime worked as Director of Community and Economic Development for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha in Philadelphia. In this position, he advocated on behalf of APM on issues impacting the Latinx community, provided advice on policies and issues related to community and economic development, and worked to maintain and advance APM’s affordable housing work.

Prior to this role, Jaime worked as Grants Program Specialist with the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. In this role, he managed funds granted to the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and local appropriations, advised and made recommendations to the Director on legal and policy matters and oversaw the Victim Legal Network of DC.

Jaime also served as Executive Director of Ayuda, a Washington DC based organization that advocates for low-income immigrants through legal, social and language services, education and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  He also worked as Policy Director with Border Action Network, an organization based in Tucson, AZ that worked with border and immigrant communities, and with International Justice Mission, (“IJM”), an international human rights organization that advocates on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse, human trafficking and other forms of violence and oppression. During his 8 years with IJM, Jaime led legal and social teams throughout Latin America, where he developed legal strategies in cases of human trafficking, sexual abuse, illegal detention, police misconduct, land grabbing and religious persecution, in addition to founding 2 IJM offices in Guatemala and Bolivia. In this country, the Bolivian National Police awarded him with a Knighthood degree and a Gold Emblem award for his crime fighting and law enforcement professionalization initiatives.

Education

Mr. Farrant is a graduate of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration, a cum laude graduate of the University of Puerto Rico Law School and recipient of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Legal Studies from American University, which honored him in 2013 with its Goldman Grossman Award, for his exceptional commitment to the national and international Latino community. He is authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Puerto Rico and the US Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuit, served in the National Council of La Raza’s (now UnidosUS) Affiliate Council as one of its Southeast region representatives and was a Board Member of the National Puerto Rican Agenda.

 

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