Syahredzan Johan has been appointed as the political secretary of DAP parliamentary leader and Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang.
The 35-year-old is a partner at law firm Messrs RamRais & Partners based in Kuala Lumpur.
It was reported that his appointment is not a form of employment, as he is still a practising lawyer.
He graduated from Cardiff University, United Kingdom, in 2005 before he was called to the Bar of England and Wales, and returned home a year later.
He was a Bar Council member from 2012 to 2017 and had chaired the Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee for three terms.
The civil liberties lawyer is known for public interest litigation relating to human rights and constitutional law.
In the run-up to GE14, Syahredzan spoke in several ceramahs for Pakatan Harapan.