Lawyers On the Move

• Emily Kirsch and Paul Niehaus have opened a boutique law firm, Kirsch & Niehaus, which will have a focus in litigation and transactions for commercial and intellectual property interests. Both previously each had their own boutique firms.

• Charles Howland has joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle as partner and head of the firm’s environmental practice. He was previously at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

• William Stock has opened his solo practice with appellate focus. Previously, he was an appellate attorney at Cheven, Keely & Hatzis.

• David Kravitz has been named as the new co-head of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s mergers and acquisitions practice.

• Leni Battaglia, James Fang, Laura Wright, and Cosimo Zavaglia have been elected as partners at Morgan Lewis.

• Venable has added Eric Prager to its intellectual property transactions practice as a partner. He was previously at K&L Gates.

• Steven Rabitz has joined Dechert as a partner in its employee benefit and executive compensation group. He was formerly at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

• Morgan Lewis has hired Brendan Kalb to its investment management team as a partner. He joins from AQR Capital.

• Taila Martin has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth. She was previously at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf.

• Adam Rabinowitz has joined Hornberger Fuller & Garza. Previously, he was a partner at Golden Steves & Gordon.

• Parabellum Capital has added Dai Wai Chin Feman as director of commercial litigation strategies, and Sean Thompson as director of intellectual property strategies. Chin Feman joins from Dorsey & Whitney, and Thompson joins from WilmerHale.

• Outten & Golden has hired Sabine Jean, Lauren McGlothlin, Fahreen Velji, and Shane Young as associates.