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Tracy S. Harrienger, Esq.

General Counsel

Tracy S. Harrienger, Esq. is the general counsel of People Inc. Prior to joining the agency, Tracy was in private practice with extensive regulatory, transactional, trial and appellate experience. He brings more than thirty years of related legal experience to People Inc. As general counsel, he provides oversight, guidance and direction regarding legal advice on all matters arising within People Inc. and its many affiliated entities, including litigation supports, contracts and transactional matters,  new entity formation and affiliations, real estate purchases and leases, policy formation, and regulatory interpretations. In addition to many other areas of law, his practice includes overseeing the agency’s involvement with the Western New York Coalition Pooled Trusts, assisting with agency risk management and insurance matters and managing the corporate guardianship program, one of the largest in New York State.

Tracy received his juris doctor degree from the University at Buffalo and has a bachelor’s degree in public administration and public policy with a minor in economics. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association and Niagara County Bar Association, and a member of many practice sections in those organizations. He is also a member of the Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. He has lectured on a wide range of legal topics at a number of seminars and conferences.

Tracy is a member of the New York State Surrogate Decision-Making Committee with end of life decision training.

He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Buffalo and, is Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified and a member of the Buffalo Bills Fan Advisory Board. In 2016, Buffalo Business First recognized him as one of its Legal Elites.