Jonathan Brater serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. His work focuses on voting rights and elections. In this capacity, Mr. Brater has worked on litigation to ensure fair districts, prevent unlawful voter purges, and block enforcement of restrictive state voting laws. Mr. Brater has also contributed to Brennan Center reports and other publications in these areas of policy.
Mr. Brater has written on issues of democracy for and been interviewed by a number of media outlets, and has appeared in the Huffington Post and other publications.
From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Brater worked on the staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the United States Congress. As a legislative analyst, he conducted research and drafted documents for the Chairman of the Committee on issues of substantive policy and legislative process.
Mr. Brater graduated cum laude from Michigan Law School in 2011. There, he served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review and Chair of the Michigan Election Law Project, a student organization focused on voting rights and election law. He also served as Treasurer of the Organization of Public Interest Students.
Mr. Brater received a B.A. from Columbia University with a major in classics.