Barak Cohen was quoted in a Washington Post story, "McDonnell Trial's Definition of Official Acts Could Spur Similar Prosecutions Elsewhere, "which discussed the definition of "official acts" that led to the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell for alleged public corruption offenses. Cohen explained in the article that the McDonnells' attorneys will probably argue to an appeals court that in the governor's case, the term should have been defined more narrowly. "The defense is going to say it's way too broad," Cohen said. "If 'official acts' were defined differently, we may have had a different verdict."