St. Louis, MO
- Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 2006
- Princeton University, B.A. in History, magna cum laude, 2003
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
- 7th Circuit
- 8th Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the
- Eastern District of Missouri
- Southern District of Illinois
- District of Maryland
- District of Columbia
Charles N. Insler concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation including antitrust and unfair competition litigation, appellate work, business torts, class action litigation, securities litigation, and cybersecurity. He also has experience representing clients in various insurance matters and has defended employers against discrimination claims. Mr. Insler represents a variety of clients in both state and federal courts.
Before joining HeplerBroom, Mr. Insler worked for a boutique firm in Baltimore, litigating class action securities fraud and fiduciary duty cases in state and federal courts around the country. Before that, he served as the law clerk to a Federal Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Insler is an accomplished writer, and his works, both legal and non-legal, have appeared in national and international publications.
- American Bar Association
- Forum on Communications Law
- Defense Research Institute
- Illinois Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
- Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
- St. Louis County Bar Association
Law School Honors/Involvement
- Tulane Maritime Law Journal
- Managing Editor
- Highest Grade in Constitutional Law: Freedoms of Speech and Press
Published Legal Writing
- “Litigation under the Biometric Information Privacy Act after Rosenbach: Still a Wild Ride,” Illinois Bar Journal (January 2020).
- “How to Tackle Litigation under the Biometric Information Privacy Act,” The Computer and Internet Lawyer (December 2018).
- “Understanding the Biometric Information Privacy Act Litigation Explosion,” Illinois Bar Journal (March 2018).
- “O-M-G. Worst Article EVERRRR!!! Or when Does the Yelp-fueled Takedown Rise to Defamation,” Communications Lawyer (Fall 2017).
- “Raging Zombies: Kill Nominalizations, Breathe Life Back into Briefs,” For the Defense (October 2017).
HeplerBroom Blog Posts
- “Facebook Tagged for $550 Million Settlement,” February 4, 2020. (This blog post can be read here.)
- “Is the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) Unconstitutional?” July 16, 2019. (This blog post can be read here.)
- “Get Ready for a Wild Ride: The Illinois Supreme Court Decides that a Bare Violation of BIPA Supports a Cause of Action, with No Actual Injury Required,” January 29, 2019. (This blog post can be read here.)
- “Getting Burned by BIPA. The First District Splits with the Second District on the Statute’s Meaning of ‘Aggrieved,’ ” October 18, 2018. (This blog post can be read here.)
- “Welcome to the United States. Now Please Enter Your Passcode,” June 21, 2018. (This blog post can be read here.)
Legal Lectures & Presentations
- “Data Security and Privacy Issues Know No Borders,” 14th Annual Sedona Conference Institute: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Security (St. Louis MO, 2020). (Co-presenter)
- “The Rise of Litigation Under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act,” HeplerBroom Employment Law Seminar (Edwardsville IL, 2017)
- “Crafting a Cyberinsurance Policy,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2017)
- “Improving Your Legal Writing,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2015; St. Louis MO, 2016).
Representative/Recent Case Results
- Significant arbitration award for a private investor in a FINRA arbitration proceeding against a major brokerage firm and its registered representative. Confidential (2019)
- Obtained affirmance of dismissal and obtained an attorneys’ fee award for pharmaceutical company against Fortune-50 food production company in breach of contract action before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
- Obtained dismissal on personal jurisdiction grounds for auto parts manufacturer in copyright and trademark infringement action in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
- Discovered the identity of anonymous Yahoo! email address associated with defamatory and disparaging emails in a Rule 224 action in Peoria County, Illinois.
- Successfully represented brokerage firm on appeal to Fifth District Court of Appeals in Illinois, with court holding that trial court erred when it failed to enforce client’s arbitration clause.