In a private jet hangar at the airport, Harvey meets with Kemp, played by Cold Case's John Finn. Harvey's not happy to see that CM's new general counsel, Matt Lasker, is joining them, especially when Lasker turns out to have found out about Harvey's rivalry with Tanner... from Tanner. In fact, they don't want Harvey to defend them again. Harvey takes it pretty personally, and gets rather heated until Kemp straight-up fires him. As his former clients walk to their plane, Harvey gets right on his phone and tells Mike they're going to have to take the risk of having Mike work with both him and Louis, tasking Mike with going through all the files. Isn't Donna already doing that? Harvey switches over to a call from Jessica and gives her the bad news and the good news. We already know the bad news, because we just saw Harvey get himself fired, but the good news is as follows: "Anything we find from here on out is no longer covered by attorney-client privilege." Harvey is certainly good at finding the good news.
Donna and Mike are furtively searching the archives in the file room, when a knock comes at the door. Donna figures the meek tap must be a woman and when Harold calls out that it's him, she says, "I was right." They can't be busted with all these files lying around, so Donna quickly gives them both JBF hair, then tells Harold to come in past the hand-lettered "DO NOT ENTER" sign on the door and not to bother them any more. Harold gets exactly the impression Donna wanted him to get and ducks out red-faced. "Yeah, he didn't notice the files," Donna says confidently as soon as he's gone. And Mike rushes off to a conference with Louis, pausing to thank Donna for what just didn't happen.
In the conference room, Louis (with the help of a stack of motions from the late-arriving Mike), effectively crushes the opposing counsel who thought they were there to settle. Louis's dickishness when directed at an actual enemy is actually kind of cool to watch. Even Mike is impressed. Walking back to Louis's office with him, Mike says as much, and has figured out that Louis is "going to bury them in paperwork." Louis quizzes Mike on the next step, and Mike predicts that the plaintiff will fold tomorrow. Louis condescendingly informs Mike that despite what Harvey says, going to trial is a good thing. Especially in this case, where their countersuit can take the whole company down. "Lace up your bootstraps, 'cause this battle can take months." Louis is suspicious about where Mike's going from here, especially since Mike says he's going to the bathroom... again. "Are you keeping track?" Louis: "I may start." Again, uncharacteristically generous of Louis that he hasn't already.