Moira Watson is a banking and finance attorney with Hall Estill in Oklahoma City
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Moira C.G. Watson, PhD Shareholder & Director

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Moira Watson joined Hall Estill in 2016 and practices primarily in the Banking and Commercial Finance area. She is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Recruitment & Diversity Committee.

Moira regularly represents and advises financial institutions (including agricultural lenders) in a variety of financing transactions.  Her representations include working capital credit facilities, asset-based financings, and acquisition financings.  Moira also has experience as lead counsel in large syndicated loan transactions.  

Moira is currently a Professor in Practice at the University of Oklahoma College of Law teaching courses such as Secured Transactions and Corporate Finance.  


  • Rice University (B.A., 2002)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Oxford (PhD/DPhil in Law, 2015)


  • Texas - 2005
  • Oklahoma - 2016
Legal Experience
  • 2016 - Present Hall Estill 
  • 2010 - 2015 A boutique energy firm (Oxford, UK)
  • 2005 - 2010 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (formerly Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, Texas)
Community Involvement
  • Oxford Society of the Great Plains, Co-Founder and President
  • Oklahoma Humanities Board of Trustees 
  • Downtown Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29, Member
  • Former Member, Susan G. Komen Central and Western Oklahoma Board of Directors
  • Rice Association of Volunteer Alumni, Member
  • American Society for Legal History, Member
  • Law & Society Association, Member
  • NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association), Member
  • Financial Institution And Commercial Law Section (FICL) - OK Bar Association, Vice Chair
Professional Involvement
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Program Officer for Financial Institutions & Commercial Law Section
Teaching/Lecture Experience
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law,  Professor in Practice  2015 –Present   Teaching two commercial law courses: Secured Transactions and Corporate Finance
Speeches and Presentations

Recent presentations and speeches include the following:  

  • Article 9 Refresher, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association 
  • Regular Presenter, Hall Estill Lunch & Learn Series
  • Financing Arrangements in the Energy Sector, invited guest lecture given to Professor Monika Erhman’s course, Oil and Gas Contracts, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Building a Transactional Practice, invited guest lecture given to ONE- S, University of Oklahoma College of Law