Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2004 (Revised November 2006)

Esrey & LeMay Sprint Options, The

by Henry B. Reiling and Kevin Wall

Abstract

Sprint's outside auditor simultaneously provided tax advice--including the recommendation of tax shelters related to Sprint options--to senior Sprint officers. These tax structures were called into question amid circumstances that raise a variety of conflicting issues for Sprint's board of directors, the officers, and the auditor.

Keywords: Taxation; Conflict of Interests; Governing and Advisory Boards; Decision Choices and Conditions; Personal Development and Career; Telecommunications Industry;

Citation:

Reiling, Henry B., and Kevin Wall. "Esrey & LeMay Sprint Options, The." Harvard Business School Case 205-055, December 2004. (Revised November 2006.)