Deirdre Fernandes

Fernandes covers banking and insurance for the Globe’s Business section. She has also written about Newton and the western Boston suburbs for GlobeWest. Prior to joining the Globe in 2011, she had worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina. She has written about politics, education, public pensions and salaries, and the occasional rogue tomato gardener. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

Future uncertain for one of city’s largest law firms

By , Globe Staff

One of Boston’s most prominent law firms — buffeted by partner defections, shrinking demand for work, and changes in the legal industry — is struggling to stay in business after a storied 123-year run of representing shipping magnates, bankers, and other corporate titans.

Cambridge man charged with insider trading

By , Globe Staff

A former Merck analyst allegedly tipped off a classmate about two potential mergers, allowing the friend to make $683,000 in illicit profits.

Financial institutions going after young adults

By , Globe Staff

The age group known as millennials has become a special focus for financial institutions -- and a big worry.

First group of women leadership fellows start in state government

By , Globe Staff

Fourteen women are taking top level positions in the Patrick administration for an inaugural one-year fellowship program.