WASHINGTON -- John J. Cross 3d, a principal author of the comprehensive final arbitrage regulations for tax-exempt bonds released in June by the Internal Revenue Service, is leaving the IRS at the end of the year to become a partner in the Washington office of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, the firm said.

Cross, the counsel to the assistant chief counsel for financial institutions and products since September 1990, will join Hawkins Delafield's tax department. There, he will specialize in tax-exempt finance and financial products, with special emphasis on municipal derivative products.

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