John Raleigh



John Raleigh - Chief Legal OfficerChief Legal Officer

John Raleigh is the Chief Legal Officer at Learfield where he provides comprehensive leadership and management of the company’s legal affairs. His responsibilities also include overseeing all merger, acquisition, and risk management initiatives for the organization.

Before joining Learfield in 2015, he spent 16 years at IMG Worldwide, the last five as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Prior to that, John began his professional career in the law practice of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

John is active in organizations such as the Sports Lawyers Association and has served as a volunteer attorney for the Legal Aid Society.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, John is a fan of his hometown teams and spends his free time running, reading, collecting vinyl records, or enjoying a CrossFit workout. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Stephanie, and two teenage daughters.


Walk-On Song

Good Times, Bad Times
Led Zeppelin

Favorite Sports Movie

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh



Something he learned from a mentor

Early in my career, I handed a mentor a multi-page memo on a complex issue, he handed it right back and said, “Too long.” It taught me that more is not more. Spend the time to distill your work down to the essentials.


This or That?

Podcast or Newsletter
Sun Lover or Shade Seeker
Turf or Grass
Caramel or Peanut Butter
Sprint or Marathon

Best thing about our business

In a time of increasing divisiveness, our business is about bringing people together.