This site deals only with the corporate corruption of science, and makes no inference about the motives or activities of individuals involved.
There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
Please read the OVERVIEW carefully, and make up your own mind.
Edward ('Ed') Beder
— Tobacco industry lobbyist through Covington & Burling —
Some key documents
1986 Aug: The Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) and Regional Directors (RDs) of the Tobacco Institute in charge of various areas have supplied comments on their Economic Witnesses and other resources.
Vern Dempsey, on the sampling issue, was given high marks. He was judged to be quite effective and a "really good" witness. One RVP, however, voiced concern that Mr. Dempsey may be overused, citing the need for similar witnesses.
Other witnesses receiving very positive comments were: Covington & Burling's Ed Beder and John Rupp; James Hargrove (National Black Police Officers Association); and Walker Merryman [later PR for the Tobacco Institute]