Harvey Reginald Specter, Esq. from NY, is a lawyer and name partner at Pearson Specter Litt. After being promoted to the position of senior partner at Pearson Hardman, he hired Mike Ross, a veritable genius who was able to pass the bar exam despite not attending law school, as his associate.
After graduating 5th in his class from Harvard Law, Jessica wanted him to gain “trial experience”, so she recommended that he work as an assistant for New York District Attorney Cameron Dennis, saying that “Cameron was the only one he should learn from.” Harvey worked as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) under Cameron for the next 2 years. This is where he met Donna Paulsen, who became his secretary. After catching Cameron burying evidence on his cases, Harvey decided to leave the District Attorney’s office to work at Pearson Hardman, with Donna following right behind him. Entering Pearson Hardman as a “sophomore” associate, he soon went up the ranks and became a senior associate. While there, he meets Zoe Lawford, a fellow associate Harvey shared a mutual attraction with.
Harvey is capable of being extremely charming, persuasive, and playful, although he does not always exercise these traits. His good looks, easy smile, confidence, and charisma make him a hit with both clients and ladies alike. However, not many people like him, possibly because they are exposed to his more ruthless side on a regular basis. Harvey’s co-workers at Pearson Hardman feel a combination of grudging admiration and strong resentment towards him, especially Louis Litt. According to Donna, this is because “people just don’t like that he’s right all the time.” This is likely aided and abetted by his tendency to win, driving work ethic, and unorthodox methods.
Harvey has few personal relationships, and can use his wit to keep people away as much as to draw them in. He does not trust easily; he either trusts a person completely or not at all. His view of relationships is very black-and-white. He typically abides by a rule of “not caring” because he thinks of it as a weakness to both him and his profession. Harvey seems to have not noticed the impenetrable armor he’s built around himself; he refuses to show people any kind of vulnerability. He tries to emotionally distance himself from other people when he can, with Louis mentioning that “he’s always been alone.” Nonetheless, some of his care and concern expresses itself when it comes to those close to him, especially Mike, Donna, and Jessica.So buy this cool Harvey Specter mug and don’t play the odds play the men.