Harvey Specter is a successful and well-known lawyer from the Pearson-Hardman firm. He is forced to hire a new assistant. In order to this, there is a selection process and finally he picks Mike Ross, someone who is not even a real lawyer.
Pilot is the first episode of the series Suits. Harvey Specter, one of the best lawyers in New York, is now a senior partner of Pearson-Hardman. As part of his job, he's forced to hire someone from the Harvard Law School.
On the other hand, Mike Ross is a young man who takes law exams in exchange of money. Additionally, he has a superb ability to remember things and reading and learning new text books is easy for him. When escaping from a drug-delivery operation that when wrong, Mike runs into Harvey and he's offered a job at the firm.
Interesting facts: despite the majority of the series was shot in Toronto, this episode was filmed in New York city. If you look closely, you will realize that there're several differencies in the company offices between this episode and the rest of the series