Harvey Specter is the best closer in New York City. He's at the top of his game closing mergers, acquisitions and even divorces; it's in his blood. As a result of his success, Harvey is offered a promotion to senior partner at his firm, Pearson Hardman. With that promotion, however, Harvey will need a little help. His boss, Jessica Pearson, has enlisted him in a hunt for a new associate.
Mike Ross isn't your average Harvard Law School student... he's not even enrolled there. But that doesn't stop him from taking the bar exam for Harvard graduates as a way to make money on the side. Mike is a prodigy; simply put, he's brilliant. He also has a photographic memory: if he reads something, he remembers it for life.
But Mike's grandmother is sick, and in order to help her, he needs to raise a lot of money. That's where his pot-dealing best friend comes into play. In a botched drug deal, Mike must escape drug-buying thugs. He serendipitously flees the scene and falls into a round of Harvey Specter's associate interviews. While Mike's in hiding, it doesn't take long for him to impress Harvey. And with that, the finest law duo in the toughest law town is born.
Mike gets situated at his new job at Pearson Hardman, acquainting himself with those who will help him and those who will stand in his way. Harvey throws Mike his first case, a ''pro bono'' sexual harassment suit involving a CEO. But will Mike's need to raise twenty-five thousand dollars and his ''bad influence'' best friend get in his way? If Harvey is going to stay on top of his game, he'll have to keep Mike motivated and honest.