Paige Novick is the senior counsel for Mesa Verde Bank and Trust.
It is established that Paige was friends with Kim Wexler in law school. Paige returns Kim's phone call when she contacts Mesa Verde seeking them as clients for Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill (HHM). Howard Hamlin and Kim greet Paige and Mesa Verde's CEO, Kevin Wachtell, in the lobby of HHM. After a successful meeting, Kim offers to draw up a list of associates to assign to the case. ("")
After Kim leaves HHM, she attempts to persuade Kevin and Paige to sign on Mesa Verde as her exclusive client. They initially agree, but are dissuaded by Howard and Chuck McGill after having a meeting with them. Paige and Kevin decide to stay with HHM. ("")
Paige and Kevin sit with Chuck and Howard before the New Mexico Banking Board, when confusion over the address of Mesa Verde's proposed branch breaks down the proceedings. Chuck refuses to believe it, in spite of the documents Paige and Kevin have brought with them proving that the address he submitted to the Banking Board is wrong. Paige later calls Kim to tell her that Mesa Verde is back in her hands. ("")
Paige meets with Kim at Mesa Verde's headquarters and is very pleased with the rectified paperwork, as well as Kim's being able to move the next Banking Board hearing to an earlier date. She also positively compares Kim's professionalism to Chuck's behavior at the previous hearing. Paige agrees to let Kim keep the documents for one more night to finalize them. ("")
After a successful meeting with the Banking Board, Kim informs Paige and Kevin about Chuck's allegations that his brother Jimmy forged the Mesa Verde files. ("")
As Paige and Kim go to Paige's office for a meeting, Paige tells Kim she read the transcripts of Jimmy's disciplinary hearing and displays enthusiasm at the way Chuck lost it on the stand. Paige's enthusiasm, particularly at how Jimmy and Kim "destroyed" Chuck causes Kim to become obviously uncomfortable. As a result, when Paige is upset about the differing loan to deposit ratios between Arizona and Utah, Kim grows curt and unprofessional with Paige. Stunned, Paige quickly moves on, but Kim realizes her mistake and apologizes to Paige who is willing to let it go and move on. Kim quietly admits to Paige that she thinks that all she and Jimmy did with Chuck was tear a sick man down. The two women exchange a brief nod of acknowledgment then return to work on Mesa Verde's case. ("")