Nicole Graci is a Partner in the Buffalo, NY law office of Hamberger & Weiss LLP. Ms. Graci oversees the firm’s Medicare Compliance team and is a frequent presenter on various subjects of N.Y.S. workers’ compensation law and Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. Since 2011 she has contributed the New York section of The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, Jennifer C. Jordan, Editor-In-Chief. In 2015, she authored the settlement chapter of the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook by Ronald E. Weiss and Ronald Balter, and continues to update it annually. Ms. Graci graduated summa cum laude from Canisius University with undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science in 1995. She earned a J.D. degree from the State University of NY at Buffalo in 1999. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethics. Ms. Graci is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and NYS Bar Association, member of the Bar Association of Erie County Workers’ Compensation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees, Past President of the Self-Insurers’ Association of the Niagara Frontier, Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Medicare Compliance committee and member of the NWCDN DE & I committee, and volunteer with the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. She also holds an RYT 200 Yoga Teacher certification.