Jonathan Bean is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and a Professor of History at Southern Illinois University. He has written multiple books and articles. As a consultant, he has worked for the Japanese government. Furthermore, Bean testified before the U.S. Senate on corruption in government contracting. His website states that he has “served as an expert witness in two landmark court cases”, without describing or naming these cases. He is a former senior editor for H-Business, an on-line journal for business historians. Bean has two active blogs which are cited above. Bean writes on his Westlaw expert-witness profile that he has worked as a consultant for the defence in US v. Philip Morris.
 This litigation work is not described any further, so I do not regard this phrase as a formal and open acknowledgment of Bean’s expert services for the tobacco industry.