From the Morning Memo:

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and special assistant to President Barack Obama is launching a new public affairs firm.

Rob Diamond has started Stratagem Public Affairs, a New York City-based firm that will focus on lobbying, issue advocacy, community engagement as well as campaign strategy and corporate social responsibility. The firm will also have a communications and digital strategy component.

Diamond most recently was a managing director of public affairs at Tishman Speyer.