October 23, 2018 News & Features » Cover Story

Favorite

Mayme Beth F. Donohue, 33 

Associate at Hunton Andrews Kurth

click to enlarge mayme_donahue.jpg

Scott Elmquist

Blockchain, a new form of encrypted messaging that is captivating the business world, fascinates Mayme Beth F. Donohue.

It could transform how business is done, including the securities law she practices at Hunton Andrews Kurth, formerly known as Hunton & Williams, one of Richmond's most prestigious law firms.

So, she spends a lot of time exploring it. "If there's a produce recall at Walmart, it means the producer can be found in 2.2 seconds, not the usual five to seven days," says Donohoue, who sees many applications at her job.

A Richmonder who went to Collegiate School, Donohue has worked at the law firm for three years. She majored in Spanish at the University of Virginia, took five years off, including working on Capitol Hill in Washington and on political campaigns on the West Coast, then came back to attend the University of Richmond School of Law.

While there, she made time to help coach the girl's basketball team at Collegiate. She's also busy with Side by Side, a LGBTQ group in Richmond that promotes understanding on gay issues. "We are working on the problems of facing homeless and hostility at homes," she says. A recent activity is organizing Side by Side's upcoming Glitter Glamjam Dance.

She got interested in blockchains when her brother tried to interest her in investing in a Bitcoin scheme a few years ago.

"I shied away but I could have become a zillionaire," she says.

Back to the Top 40 Under 40
Favorite

Tags:

Latest in Cover Story

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Newsletter Sign-Up

The Flash
The Bite
The Scoop

Most Popular Stories

  • Title X Crisis

    Title X Crisis

    A look into the federal grant program and what its new restrictions could mean for Virginia’s family planning services.
    • Sep 17, 2019
  • A Mystery and a Mission

    A Mystery and a Mission

    The quest by Regina Boone, daughter of the founder of the Richmond Free Press, to find out what happened to her Japanese grandfather after World War II.
    • Sep 10, 2019
  • Finding Beulah

    Finding Beulah

    A bestselling novelist digs into a sensational local murder trial from 1911 and gives a voice to the 17-year-old victim lost in the middle.
    • Sep 17, 2019
  • The Real Beulah Binford

    The Real Beulah Binford

    Dale Brumfield
    • Sep 17, 2019
  • More »

Copyright © 2019 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation