The company was renamed Pearson Darby Specter after Harvey was promoted to partner, soon renamed Pearson Specter when the merger was reversed, Pearson Specter Litt when Louis Litt became a name partner, Specter Litt when Jessica left, Zane Specter Litt when Robert Zane joined the company, renamed Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams and is currently known as Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett. Louis brings Jessica to his accusations in the final scenes of “This Is Rome” and angrily makes her admit that she is a liar and hypocrite about Mike. He demanded to be made an associate and, in a tense dispute, stammered the name “Pearson-Specter-LITT!” After being named partner, Louis changed considerably and although he became agitated from time to time, he supported the company and its partners. He has been engaged to Sheila Sazs and Tara Messer in the past and has failed in both relationships. In season 7, Sheila returns to Louis` life and they decide to be together. In the series finale, they marry and Sheila gives birth to their daughter Lucy Litt. IRL law firms do not change their name when managing partners change. Not only is reprinting stationery expensive, but there are thousands of dollars in costs and other legal challenges involved in changing a company`s business name. I can only imagine the string of “DBAs” present on their invoice documents. To make it easier for those who have forgotten, here`s a list of all the times Suits changed the name of its beloved law firm. The business prospered for the next five years; However, when Alicia Hardman succumbed to breast cancer in 2012, Hardman returned to the company, creating wedges in the company`s dynamics and managing to oust Jessica as managing partner, although her leadership was very brief after being ousted by Harvey Specter and his collaborator Mike Ross.
Jessica Lourdes Pearson (Gina Torres) is co-founder, name/managing partner of Pearson Hardman (later Pearson Darby, Pearson Darby Specter, Pearson Specter and finally Pearson Specter Litt). She received her bachelor`s degree from Vassar College on a full scholarship, earned her second degree from her class at Harvard Law, served in the Law Review, and was the first black employee on the Third Court of Appeals for the U.S. Circuit for one year. Although she is highly respected, her “presumptuous nature” and “holier attitude than you” as described by Harvey Specter often make it difficult for those who work with/for her. When faced with a dilemma, he will choose the least risky choice, although this may have reduced returns. If Harvey or Mike Ross nevertheless choose a riskier but more profitable course of action, she will severely reprimand him, even if the risk pays off. Despite appearances, Jessica committed unethical, immoral and possibly illegal acts. She takes loyalty seriously and will react badly to those who betray her, as in season 1 when she discovers that a good friend has been stealing the company for years and suing her. Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) is Rachel`s father, a well-known Harvard-educated lawyer (and former classmate of Daniel Hardman) who is a namesake of Rand, Kaldore and Zane, a powerful and respected New York law firm and a competitor of Pearson Hardman (later Specter). Rachel doesn`t like to let people know that she is her daughter and instead decides to prove that she can go to the bar without his help.
Robert didn`t support Rachel`s efforts much, especially when her exam anxiety prevented her from passing the LSAT, and he suggested more than once that she choose a different career path. Robert was the attorney who replaced a deceased attorney who represented Folsom Foods v. Pearson Hardman in a multi-year sex-discrimination lawsuit (season 2) until his daughter became personally involved in the case. This prompted Robert to drop the case and hire the recently fired Daniel Hardman to take over as independent outside counsel for the case. In season 3, Darby Harvey attributes the case to Ava Hessington and Hessington Oil. He takes this case personally, partly because of two factors: the first factor is that Ava`s father was his first client, and the second factor is that his father was his former romantic companion. The case and related litigation continued for most of the third season, until it emerged that Stephen had orchestrated the murders of protesters against the Hessington pipeline in the EIR and Darby only found out after Stephen did, but that his discovery of Stephen`s actions had occurred before approaching Jessica with a merger proposal at the end of the second season. During a break from Ava`s murder trial, Harvey finds himself without options, and Darby has the idea of contacting Cameron Dennis with an offer: Darby will plead obstruction of justice and 5 years of probation in exchange for Ava`s full acquittal and Darby`s testimony at Stephen`s murder trial. Cameron accepts the offer; But as he signs the final papers at Pearson Darby`s offices, Edward realizes that an additional condition has been added to the settlement: the loss of his legal license to practice medicine in the United States, which would require him to give up his name as a partner in the merged company and agree to enter into dissolution negotiations with Jessica. Not wanting to bring Ava back and without recourse, he gives in and signs the agreement. Michael James Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a lawyer with a photographic memory and the ability to absorb large amounts of printed material very quickly, who never attended law school. During his studies, he aspired to become a lawyer and even passed the bar exam.
However, he was expelled after his friend Trevor Evans convinced him to memorize a calculus test and sell it to pay off Trevor`s debts to a drug dealer, and they unknowingly sold the answers to the Dean`s daughter, forcing the Dean to resign under review, but not before revoking Mike`s scholarship and expelling him. He has since started smoking marijuana and has taken LSAT as a proxy for others to pay the bills of his grandmother, who raised him after his parents died at the age of eleven. In order to keep his grandmother in the private nursing home, he agrees to provide Trevor with marijuana. However, he discovers that childbirth is a stabbing operation because he read a novel in elementary school that fits the situation. He evades the police by accidentally slipping into the hotel room where Harvey Spectre`s interviews for aspiring lawyers take place. He impressed Harvey with his encyclopedic legal knowledge (which was even better than Harvey`s) and his desire to become a better lawyer than any graduate of Harvard Law School, the only school in which the firm hired Pearson Hardman. However, if Korsh wants to have maximum impact in terms of the final name change for the company, it has to be Harvey. At this point, the closest guy in New York was able to get away unscathed with all his illegal dealings, including hiring Mike. It is possible that this time, the law will catch up with him and force the company to write his name on the wall.
On the other hand, if they want a happier ending, it seems like a great idea to bring Mike back (who is already back for an episode) and make him the name partner. And since there are no more costumes, they can get away with the idea of Mike and Rachel returning to New York. Dr. Ava Hessington (Michelle Fairley) is CEO of Hessington Oil, a UK-based international oil company, which she acquired from her father. She holds a PhD in petroleum exploration and chemical engineering. The local U.S. Attorney`s Office is investigating her for bribing foreign government officials to gain access to her oil fields for an oil pipeline — a crime she admits (to Harvey) to being guilty of, but something considered “common practice” in the oil sector, especially in countries that are less politically stable. Harvey asks Scottie to investigate her background and discovers that she bribed a corporate whistleblower in 2010, covered up an oil spill in 2008 and had an environmental study conducted in 2006.