I am a member of numerous organizations and attend many conferences and events. I do not maintain records of fellow members, speakers, or participants, nor do I 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. (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)).
I typically request all parties in a matter for which I am proposed as an arbitrator or neutral to disclose promptly any facts or circumstances considered relevant to my impartiality or independence.