H&R Block Taps Former Sprint Exec As New GC

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 5:33 PM EST) -- H&R Block Inc. has added former Sprint Nextel Corp. executive Tom Gerke as senior vice president and general counsel, the Kansas City, Mo.-based tax preparer announced Tuesday.

Gerke, who is the ex-CEO of Sprint spinoff Embarq Corp., will oversee H&R Block’s legal strategy and activities, according to the company.

“We are fortunate to add someone of Tom’s caliber to our executive team,” H&R Block President and CEO Bill Cobb said. “Tom has guided Fortune 500 companies through a variety of legal and regulatory challenges. He’s also...
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