Jaime Farrant is a passionate advocate that has successfully worked and led multidisciplinary legal and social programs across the world. Jaime is presently the owner of Farrant LLC, where he provides legal advice and representation to individuals, businesses and organizations in immigration, proposal writing, and award contracting, management and compliance processes so they can overcome the challenges that prevent them from thriving.
Prior to relocating to Puerto Rico in 2021, Jaime worked as Director of Community and Economic Development for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (“APM”) in Philadelphia. In this position, he advocated on behalf of APM on issues impacting the Latinx community, studied policies related to community and economic development, and wrote funding applications to advance APM’s equitable development work.
Previously, Jaime worked with Flamboyan Foundation as Managing Director for Relief Efforts, Puerto Rico. He helped create an RFP process through which organizations doing relief work after Hurricane Maria could apply for funding, helped establish program requirements, created grant application and report forms, reviewed applications and drafted award agreements. He also studied the Federal government’s policy response to María and updated the foundation’s stakeholders on all policy developments.
Jaime also served as Grants Program Specialist with the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. Here, he managed funds granted to the agency by the Federal and District governments, developed Requests For Proposal processes, advised the Director on legal and policy matters, conducted financial and programmatic audits, updated the Agency’s Grant Award Policies and Procedures to ensure compliance with the OMB’s Uniform Guidance, and managed 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 Arizona 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 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 ranging from human trafficking, sexual abuse, and police misconduct, in addition to founding and leading field 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.
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 received 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 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 regional representatives and was a Board Member of the National Puerto Rican Agenda.
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