Morgan Stanley has retained Crossroads Strategies, the firm of veteran Republican lobbyists John Green and Stewart Hall, for financial and tax reform matters.

Input on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, capital standards issues and derivatives legislation are on CS' agenda.

Green, deputy chief of staff to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (MS), and Hall, ex-legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (AL), co-founded The Federalist Group, which they sold to Ogilvy PR in 2005.

They are assisted by Matt Wise, former staffer to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and aide to former Sen. Conrad Burns (MT); Hunter Moorhead, ex-aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (MS) and Steve Tilton, ex-federal affairs chief of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Research Assn.

Tom Nides, former Burson-Marsteller CEO and deputy secretary of state under Hillary Clinton, returned to MS in February as vice chairman to help guide it on external and government affairs. 

He had been COO of at the investment banker.