November 12, 2020

With Theodoric Meyer, Kelsey Tamborrino and Daniel Lippman

OBAMA W.H., BIDEN CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL MERGES FIRM WITH CAPITOL COUNSEL: Democratic strategist and Obama White House alum Robert Diamond is merging his firm, Stratagem Public Affairs, with Capitol Counsel. Diamond, who oversaw New York State operations for the Biden campaign, served as a director of private sector engagement in the White House under former President Barack Obama and also worked for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be a partner at Capitol Counsel and head up the firm’s executive branch practice.

— Diamond said in an interview that he will register to lobby and plans to work across all of the firm’s practice areas and was attracted by the opportunity to work with “world class clients out of the gate with real depth and real breadth.” Capitol Counsel’s clients include PhRMA, Edison Electric InstituteLockheed Martin and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, among others. Diamond, whose Stratagem is based out of New York, added that he hopes to “bridge the gap” between the Empire State and D.C.