Gretchen Bodinski is an executive assistant at Zane Specter Litt and is Louis Litt's personal legal secretary.

She made her first appearance in Compensation, the second episode of the fifth season. She was hired after Donna Paulsen left Harvey to work for Louis Litt.

She eventually swapped place with Donna after it became evident Mike was facing prison charges. Donna returned to Harvey's desk after this, and Gretchen has since worked for Louis Litt.

Season 8

In Season 8, Aloma Wright reprises her role as Gretchen Bodinski, the Executive Assistant of Louis Litt.

She makes few appearances in this season.

Episode 7: Sour Grapes

Gretchen is seen speaking to Louis throughout the episode. First to find Louis a midwife's class to allow Louis to be present at the childbirth he supposedly was having with Sheila Sazs. At the end of the episode, Louis tells her it was a false positive. Gretchen consoles a distraught Louis after this, with the words "You don't have to be strong for me, Louis.".

Episode 8: Coral Gables

Gretchen is seen partially throughout the episode, speaking to Alex Williams. In this episode, she is seen having to get a signature from Louis to prevent Alex from losing a major client. She fails to do so due to an honest mistake and is feeling immensely remorseful about this, showing her dedication for the firm. She offers to Donna to hand in her resignation due to the fact she thought she was no longer a good secretary. Donna persuaded her not to, and she continues to serve the firm.


  • She has worked as a legal secretary for 24 years.
  • She has a 2 year gap in her employment history due to taking time off following her husband's death, coupled with having panic attacks.
  • She is loyal to her boss.
  • She was a close friend of Norma, Louis' previous secretary, for 35 years.


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