A search begins for Britney Spears in her conservatory case. A few weeks after asking a judge to remove her father Jamie Spears as her only conservator, the singer was given permission to hire a new attorney to represent her in her ongoing legal battle.
So who exactly is Spears’ new attorney, Mathew Rosengart, and what other celebrities has he worked with over the years? Here is everything we know
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Mathew Rosengart takes over Sam Inghams Place as attorney for Britney Spears
In the past 13 years, Spears has made no decisions regarding her personal or professional life under her court-appointed conservator.
However, on July 14th, the singer scored a major victory in her legal battle. The court gave her permission to hire former federal attorney Mathew Rosengart as the new attorney after her former attorney Sam Ingram submitted his resignation papers.
The “Gimme More” singer’s big win comes after she burst into tears during her recent trial when she told the judge how “scared” she is of her father, James “Jamie” Spears, and wants him to be their only person removed is a conservator.
“I’m here to get rid of my father and charge him with conservatory abuse,” Spears said over the phone on NBC News.
The singer called the conservatory “bloody cruelty” and found it controls every part of her life, right down to her diet.
“If that’s not abuse, I don’t know what is,” she explained.
Although Rosengart is late on the case, he plans to get started right away by doing everything in his power to get Jamie Spears out of his daughter’s case.
“We will act immediately and aggressively for his removal,” Rosengart told reporters outside the CNN courthouse. “The question remains, why is he involved? He should resign voluntarily, because that is in the best interests of the Conservatives. “
Rosengart intends to file an application with the court soon and the goal should be to end the conservatory.
“My company and I will take a top-down look at what has happened over the past decade,” added Rosengart.
Mathew Rosengart has represented a ton of celebrities over the years
Rosengart comes to the Spears Conservatory with a lot of star power. He is a partner in the renowned law firm Greenberg Traurig and has represented several high-profile personalities over the years.
Matt Damon, Kenneth Lonergan, and Mathew Rosengart | Todd Williamson / Getty Images for Amazon Studios
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In 2015, Rosengart became actor Sean Penn’s attorney in a libel suit against the Empire’s creator, Lee Daniels. After Daniels mentioned Penn in a discussion of domestic violence allegations, the I Am Sam star attempted to sue the director for $ 10 million.
Rosengart helped Penn win the case, but instead of walking away with a financial settlement, the actor received an apology from Daniels and a charitable donation for his Community Organized Relief Effort (called “J / P HRO” at the time) The Hollywood Reporter.
Past Rosengart customers include Penn Winona Ryder, NBA player Jimmy Butler, Daymond John from Shark Tank, Steven Spielberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Vedder and Keanu Reeves, per Variety.
Madonna believes Mathew Rosengart can help Britney Spears
Although Rosengart has only just joined the Spears legal team, some are already convinced that he will be a great advocate for them in their battle for the conservatories.
In a recent HollywoodLife report, insiders said that pop icon Madonna Rosengart wholeheartedly supports Madonna Rosengart as Spears’ attorney, noting that she truly believes he can help the singer regain control of her life.
“Madonna meant every word she said when she posted her message on social media in support of Britney and intends to use her platform and connections to help in any way possible,” the source explained. “Madonna has known Mathew Rosengart for years and she believes he will be a great advocate for Britney because he has a fantastic track record and she knows him personally. He has worked with several celebrity clients, including her ex, Sean [Penn], and she trusts his work in this case. “
The insider added, “Madonna adores Britney and is just as upset about this whole situation as the rest of the world. She hopes Britney will get the justice and freedom she deserves. “