Interested parties should not rely on this website as a complete or updated source of disclosure information about John. He has no access to the database of his prior law firm. In addition, he is a member of numerous organizations and attends many conferences and events; he does not maintain records of fellow members, speakers or participants, and he does not monitor contact lists on LinkedIn and similar sites. Tangential connections in such contexts should not be considered to be relationships that might affect impartiality or independence in the eyes of a reasonable third party. (Canon II, Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, American Bar Association (2004); General Standard 2, International Bar Association Guidelines for Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Arbitration (2014)).
John requests any party in an arbitration for which he is proposed as arbitrator to promptly disclose any facts or circumstances considered relevant to his impartiality or independence as soon as that information is reasonably available and, for that purpose, to undertake a reasonable continuing search of publicly available information promptly after learning of his prospective appointment as arbitrator.