Joshua Bratter earned his B.A. from Hamilton College, where he founded the College’s first Policy Think Tank on hemispheric issues, H.O.L.A. His senior thesis was published in the literary journal, The Minerva Review. He received his JD from the University of Miami, where he was one of the founding members of the University’s Asylum Clinic, supervised under the auspices of The National Lawyers Guild and The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center. As a Research Assistant to the Honorable Hugo Caminos, Mr. Bratter was awarded a post-graduate research grant to attend The Hague Academy of International Law, in the Hague, Netherlands. Mr. Bratter has worked as a Research Analyst at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington DC and a Law Clerk for the Under Secretary of Legal Affairs at the Organization of American States, Washington DC. Mr. Bratter has spoken on panels and at conferences with Congressmen, Demographers, Religious and Community Leaders, Sports and Entertainment Agents, Immigration Officials and Members of the Immigration bar on the subject of Immigration Law, specifically Extraordinary Ability Aliens, for events sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Immigrant Lawyers Association, International Trade Organizations and Universities in the US and abroad.
Published and quoted in media including: The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Diario de las Americas, The Houston Chronicle, The Washington Report on the Hemisphere, South Florida CEO, Ocean Drive Magazine, Selecta, Semana, El Clarin, The Jewish Times, The Observer, The Gleaner, Variety Magazine, NBC 6 News, Ultimas Noticias, Radio Caracol, El Espectador and The Jerusalem Post.
In 2013, Mr. Bratter was named a “40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Dade County”, and during the 2004 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Bratter was honored with inclusion on former Presidential Candidate Senator Joseph Lieberman’s Immigration Task Force.
Mr. Bratter currently serves as the official Immigration Counsel to Parallel 18 Technology Accelerator, SwimSwam, The American Swimming Coaches Association, Vika Logistics Corp., The legendary 5th Street Boxing Gym, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, DOT Fifty-One Gallery and numerous early stage IT ventures. Mr. Bratter’s practice focusses on the representation of Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waivers and Entrepreneurial Investors. In this capacity he has successfully represented World Record Holders in Athletics, Olympic Medalists, World Cup Soccer Players, National Boxing Champions and US Open Finalists. He has worked with Oscar winners, Grammy winners, Miss Universe contestants, casts of award-winning telenovelas as well as critically acclaimed and nationally renowned Artists and Galleries in addition to Academic Researchers and Scientists, including some of the most elite Entrepreneurs in the IT Sector.
With a deep passion for film, Mr. Bratter was one of the co-writers and Executive Producers of the award-winning feature film, “Better Mus Come”, which was acquired by the Oscar-winning Director/Producer Ava Duvernay. His second film, the award-winning documentary, “The Black Line”, a first person investigative piece on the Caribbean Swimming Tradition, was an Official Selection at numerous festivals, and has been presented at Universities, Swim programs and seminars throughout the United States.
Mr. Bratter is an Adjunct Faculty at The University of Miami School of Law, where he has taught Substantive Immigration Law, as well as designed the syllabus and taught an advanced seminar for JD and LLM students in “Immigration Strategies for Artists, Entertainers, Entrepreneurs and Athletes. It remains the first, and only course of its type in the United States.