In a competitive situation, ICM Partners has signed Aaron Korsh, creator, executive producer and showrunner of USA Network’s hit legal drama Suits.

Korsh had been in play since last summer when his long-time agent, Dennis Kim, left the now defunct Resolution and switched to management, joining Bungalow | Storied Media Group. Kim continues to rep Korsh, now as a manager, while the writer-producer met with several agencies looking for new representation.

Suits, starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, is returning for the second part of its fourth season Jan. 28. The buddy show already has been renewed for a fifth season.

Korsh is under an overall deal at Universal Cable Prods., which produces Suits. Under the pact, he will continue as showrunner on Season 5 of Suits while also developing new series for the studio.

A Wharton grad and former investment banker, Korsh began his career in television as a P.A. on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond.

He has been a quick showrunner study. Before creating Suits, Korsh had no producing experience and had only held staff writer jobs on 2 short-lived series, The Deep End and Notes From the Underbelly. During the 12-episode first season, Korsh served as co-executive producer on Suits, while Sean Jablonski was brought in as showrunner.

Korsh impressed USA brass with his progress so much that he was promoted to executive producer and has been running his series solo since the beginning of the second season.

Korsh also continues to be repped by attorney Mitch Smelkinson.