Dina LaTorre Palani
Dina is part of our accounting team. She joined Jackson Spalding in 2011, bringing more than 15 years of financial and management experience to our team.
A Connecticut native, Dina held a number of positions in her home state before venturing south. She served four years as Office Manager for JL Seaman LLC/Seaman Construction in Norwalk, Ct., a role that had her wearing many hats from accounting to human resources to advertising management.
Working for a public relations and marketing firm feels very familiar to Dina since she began her career as a Senior Accountant at Marketing Corporation of America and spent many years working as Assistant Controller at Market Growth Resources, Inc. and Fusion 5/Added Value, Inc. These marketing promotions firms provided sweepstakes and fulfillment support for Fortune 500 companies, some of which Jackson Spalding partners with today.
A self-professed Daddy’s girl, Dina was only nine years old when she learned to operate a 6-color Komori Press in her Dad’s printing business. She is proud of this random skill and all it did to give her an impeccable eye for color.
Dina earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Sacred Heart University of Fairfield, Ct. and says most of her life up until now was spent within an hour of New York City. She lived for a brief time in Los Angeles while her husband, Sean, was a personal chef, but is delighted to be putting down roots in Atlanta where he now operates Barcelona, a tapas and wine bar in Inman Park.
They recently rescued Petie, a pit-lab mix puppy who is helping them get acquainted with other dog lovers at Piedmont Park.