Ellen Parsons is anxious to put her new law degree to work at a high-profile Manhattan firm led by Patty Hewes, a formidable litigator and the first choice of those facing powerful and moneyed interests.
An ambitious young lawyer joins a high-profile litigator to expose a billionaire's stock market manipulation and ends up as a suspect in a gruesome murder.
After Katie is prepped to testify in the case against Frobisher, Patty suspects she's withholding key information that could undermine her credibility on the witness stand.
As a bomb threat puts Patty and her family on edge, Ellen's loyalty to the firm is tested when she must choose between delivering a brief to an important judge and attending her own engagement party.
Though sure that she's ready to help nail Frobisher, Katie sees that she's been used after the accuracy of her deposition is called into question.
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As Tom faces a decision between a lucrative partnership at a big firm and taking over the Frobisher lawsuit, Ellen and David's long hours at work jeopardise their relationship.
With the case pushing Ellen and David's relationship to a breaking point, Gregory Malina comes under increasing pressure to testify.
As Fiske works to keep Gregory Malina from being deposed, Patty sows seeds of doubt between Tom and Ellen while working to get her son to come home from a reform academy.
As Patty tries to contain the damage caused by Gregory Malina's sudden disappearance and an insider who's leaking privileged information to Frobisher, Ellen's attentions are diverted by her own father's pending legal troubles.
As the Executive looks to force a settlement by providing Patty's team some critical information, Gregory Malina emerges from hiding to apologise to Katie and testify against Frobisher.
As the deposition is getting underway, Patty suspects someone on her staff has been leaking confidential information to Frobisher's legal team.
Though she refuses Patty's offer to come back to work, Ellen does agree to return to press Moore for more information that could help nail Frobisher.
Ray Fiske's suicide prompts Frobisher to unleash everything he has in order to gain control of evidence that could undermine him in court.
As Ellen uses the Malina videotape to fight the charges that she killed her fiancé, Patty engineers a confrontation with Frobisher that brings the lawsuit to a dramatic conclusion.