A "closer" for one of New York City's most successful law firms decides to hire an aloof genius who has passed the bar but never went to law school as his associate.
Harvey discovers that the judge in his patent case has a personal vendetta against him, while Louis tries to blackmail Mike in order to get his help bringing in a valuable client.
Harvey asks Mike to find a loophole so that he can oust the incoming CEO of a motor company he represents, while Louis puts outrageous demands on Mike as he tries to make arrangements for the Rookie Dinner.
Harvey defends someone from Jessica's past. Meanwhile, Mike is assigned his first solo case and his secret is almost discovered.
Harvey is a witness for his driver in a civil suit, and has to rely on Louis for help. Mike bails his old friend Trevor out of jail.
Harvey and Mike try to prove that a woman accused of insider trading is innocent. Mike also tries to help Rachel study for the LSAT, but he soon finds out she is close to uncovering his secret.
Mike takes on Louis' protégé during a mock trial, but his conflict with Rachel could hurt his chances of winning. Elsewhere, Harvey works on a merger between two hotel chains, but his past with the opposing counsel complicates matters.
Harvey and Louis come to blows after Louis' reckless behavior threatens to cost the firm a case, while Mike is assigned to a businessman who is trying to get back money from his estranged daughter.
Harvey meets his match in a cocky opposing counsel in a class action lawsuit, and Mike unknowingly helps frame Rachel as a traitor to the firm.
Harvey must fire an accountant for falsifying his credentials, but Mike finds a more sinister motive for his termination and becomes concerned about his own employment. Meanwhile, Louis thinks he's found his future wife.
Harvey is threatened with disbarment if he doesn't testify against his old mentor in the DA's office. Meanwhile, Harvey wagers Mike's services in a bet with Louis, and Mike goes out on an awkward double date.
In the first-season finale, Harvey tries to free an innocent man,Clifford Danner (Neil Brown Jr.), but hits a wall when he goes to the district attorney (Chi McBride), who seems more ...
When Jessica learns about Mike, she tells Harvey, thinking that he doesn't know, and tells him to fire him. But Harvey tries to stall hoping to find a way not to. And when Daniel Hardman, ...
With Hardman back and knowing that it's a matter of time before he challenges Jessica for control. She decides to make sure she has enough support. So she asks Harvey to go out and get it. ...
When Hardman comes in, he tries to ingratiate himself by asking Jessica to let him handle a case wherein they're trying to keep some nurses from going on strike by negotiating a contract. ...
Travis Tanner returns and he is suing a client of Harvey's and Harvey claiming they deliberately withheld information and slandered someone. Harvey claims he did nothing but Tanner shows ...
Harvey balks when Jessica puts him in the passenger seat on a lawsuit that could make or break the firm, and his back seat driving may have far reaching consequences. Mike takes the lead on...
Harvey's personal history with a client forces he and Mike to take on an unorthodox case from which they'd normally walk away. Louis and Rachel team up to save a mutually beloved ...
As the fallout continues to reverberate from the pending lawsuit against Pearson Hardman, Harvey turns to a former colleague, with whom he has a thorny past, for help in proving the firm's ...
With the vote for managing partner approaching, Harvey decides to take off but before leaving he gives Mike an assignment. We then take a look at of how things were 5 years ago; Harvey is ...
Harvey and Jessica get ready for the vote. They learn that the vote is split after Hardman got rid of one of Jessica's supporters and that Hardman made Lewis a Senior Partner and as a ...
Finally, the voting occurs and, seems Hardman wins by the vote of Louis. Hardman and Louis make Harvey's life hell and Mike goes wayward with death of his granny. Having a night-out with ...
Mike gets too emotional when Harvey asks him to negotiate a hit-and-run settlement, and Louis runs into trouble as he tries to hire his first associate.
Another firm, led by a familiar face, makes an aggressive play to steal Pearson Hardman's associates and clients, and the fallout could affect Louis Litt's future at the firm.
Rachel's father becomes the defense attorney in a gender discrimination lawsuit being prosecuted by Pearson Hardman, and Louis wages war against the new associate hired by Harvey.
Daniel Hardman plays a dirty trick his old firm when he takes over the defense in the gender discrimination case, and Rachel has second thoughts about applying to Harvard Law School.
Harvey joins forces with and old familiar face to take down Daniel Hardman, Mike and Katrina play a sneaky game of one-upsmanship, and Rachel gets some bad news about her Harvard application.
Harvey puts his name partnership on the line to prevent the merger from going through, Louis clashes his counterpart from the other firm, and Rachel puts Mike in a no-win situation by asking for a recommendation to Harvard.
Jessica's new partnership with Darby is tested when he assigns Harvey a high-profile client who faces the loss of her company if Harvey can't prove her innocence.
Louis offers Mike a case that could change his future at the firm. Also, Harvey and Jessica team up to bring down an old nemesis who complicates their case to keep Ava Hessington out of jail.
Cameron Dennis strikes back at Harvey by arresting one of his clients for murder. Meanwhile, Katrina Bennet and a British version of Harvey arrive to stir things up at the firm.
Harvey's defense of Ava hits a roadblock when the interests of her murder trial are at odds with Louis' work to thwart a hostile takeover of Hessington Oil by a rival businessman.
Harvey and Mike try to find a way to get Cameron removed as the prosecutor of Ava's case. When Stephen learns of their plan he offers to help and even bets Harvey that his idea will work. ...
Cameron's continuing use of shady tactics on Ava's case brings up memories of why Harvey left the DA's office to work for Jessica. Mike looks back on what cost him his one chance at a degree.
Harvey clashes with Stephen over Ava's case. Also, Louis enlists Rachel in his battle with Nigel over a broken contract...and heart.
As Ava Hessington's murder trial begins. Harvey, Mike and Jessica fight off betrayal from both inside the firm and out. Meanwhile, Louis and Donna seek to even the score with those who have done them wrong.
Pearson Darby Specter's "divorce" brings trust issues to the forefront. Also, Mike asks Rachel to take a big step forward in their relationship.
Ava Hessington hires Travis Tanner to handle her malpractice suit against the firm. And he rekindles his rivalry with Harvey. And he deposes him and even Dana. Mike finds himself in a ...
Things get complicated when Harvey (Gabriel Macht) mixes business with pleasure and gets caught between Jessica (Gina Torres) and Scottie (guest star Abigail Spencer). Painful memories ...
Louis is prepared to use the smoking gun that proves once and for all that Mike did not attend Harvard, and Jessica clashes with her ex-husband's widow and lawyer when he dies and she is named executor of his will.
Harvey finally gets his chance to take on Elliott Stemple, a man who beat Harvey three times in moot court and has avoided him since. Meanwhile, Dana Scott picks a fight with Louis.
While Harvey and Mike have unpleasant work to do for one of their biggest clients, Louis faces a huge challenge and Rachel tries to collect on an old debt.
A persistent attorney goes after one of Harvey's clients; Mike is faced with a difficult decision; former name partner Charles Van Dyke returns with revenge on his mind.
Mike is brought into the US Attorneys office for questioning by an Attorney who hates dirty lawyers. Meanwhile, Dana Scott re-evaluates her relationship with Harvey.
Mike, now working as an investment banker, comes to Harvey with a plan to buy out a corporation, but Harvey is soon stuck with a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Jessica must choose between a romantic or professional relationship.
Mike and Harvey go into battle with each other when Harvey leaves Mike high and dry, and Rachel is stuck in the middle. Meanwhile, Louis is threatened by Jessica's latest hire.
Logan Sanders orders Harvey to play dirty in his battle with Mike, and Mike's reputation and relationship with Rachel are not off limits. Meanwhile, Louis tries to bury the hatchet and make friends with Jeff Malone.
Mike crosses the line to gain leverage on Harvey and Louis, Jeff and Jessica take their fight to the SEC, and Rachel comes to Logan's assistance.
Mike tries to bluff Harvey with his newfound money, but the move backfires, and the case takes a physical toll on Rachel. Meanwhile, Louis helps Donna memorize some Shakespeare for a play.
Mike suddenly has leverage, and Harvey and Logan are ready to make a deal, until Louis finds a way to turn the tables on everyone. Meanwhile, Rachel's actions could add insult to injury for Mike.
Mike's problems are compounded when Rachel reveals her secret, Harvey looks for a way to get Mike back on his feet, and Jessica gives Louis a chance to choose a reward after his big win.
The firm is under attack when Sean Cahill stops at nothing to get the documents on the Gillis takeover, including the one Louis and Katrina tried to bury. Rachel tries to repair things with Mike.
After Louis confesses his wrongdoings in the Forstman deal to Jessica, the firm is forced to go on the offensive against Sean Cahill. But will Harvey be able to save Louis from getting fired, or has Jessica finally had enough?
After Louis resigns from Pearson Specter, Harvey, Mike and Donna try to help him get back on his feet, but Jessica's refusal to budge on his contract could hurt all of them in the long run.
Louis uses his new leverage to become a name partner, rub Jessica and Harvey's noses in it, and promises to make Mike's life a living Hell until he breaks his will and resigns.
Harvey takes on Professor Gerard as a client in a bribery investigation and discovers that he may have committed an ethics violation, and Louis makes a catastrophic mistake with his first client as name partner.
While Harvey helps Mike and Louis settle their differences on a road trip to see a client, Harvey flashes back six years to his initial rift with Louis, and Mike flashes back to his first encounter with the firm.
Mike takes on a whistleblower case at professor Gerard's request, and Jeff uses the office receptionists to get under Louis' skin.
Harvey finds out that Donna may have broken the law to help Mike get a document in the whistleblower case, but he may not be able to save her. Meanwhile, Jessica tries to figure out her next step in her relationship with Jeff.
Sean Cahill comes to Harvey asking for one more chance to take a shot at Charles Forstman, and Donna is left with a tough decision after Louis' secretary Norma dies.
Mike and Rachel's engagement is put on the back burner as Donna leaves Harvey to work for Louis. Harvey is in denial and is confident she will return, but will he be able to handle it when he discovers she's not bluffing?
Jessica thinks that Harvey is putting out his "Donna anger" on Louis, as an ambitious senior partner tries to take on Harvey's salary. Rachel's dad insists that Mike and Rachel sign a prenup.
Mike teams up with his future father-in-law after Jessica says no to his case. Meanwhile, Harvey uses Charles Barkley to retaliate against Jack Soloff, but the fight and another confrontation with Donna triggers another anxiety attack.
Louis's sister wants to get a divorce, without getting her brother involved. Harvey takes her case. Zane & Mike are having some major disagreements on their case.
Harvey's rival claims to be a changed man; Harvey's sessions with Dr. Agard continue; Jessica asks Louis to make things right between himself and Harvey.
Harvey's relationship with Dr. Agard gets personal, when she has to testify against one of his clients.
Mike teams up with Jack Soloff to co-counsel a case; Esther Litt returns to solve a problem; Donna and Harvey work on their friendship.
Jack Soloff initiates Daniel Hardman's power play to get back in the firm and take away Harvey's clients. Louis tries to find the dirt Hardman has on Soloff. Rachel discovers that her mom's big wedding plans could reveal Mike's secret.
After signing a plea deal to spare his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt, Mike is confronted with the harsh realities of prison life. Meanwhile the once bustling Pearson Specter Litt ...
Mike tries to remain safe without breaking Danbury's unwritten rules; Jessica and Harvey try to land a whale; Louis searches for an office tenant; and Rachel faces a fellow student.
Harvey and Sean Cahill launch a plan to get Mike to take a deal, but Harvey calls an audible at the last minute. Rachel takes a case involving a death row inmate. Jessica steps in to settle a dispute between Lewis and their new tenant.
The plan to get Mike out early becomes more complicated when Harvey and Sean Cahill become opposing counsel. Rachel needs a new sponsor for her death row case. Louis needs Donna's help buying a summer home to get a woman.