Borkowski represented renowned art collector Amir Soleymani's press campaign against NFT platform Nifty Gateway over a million-dollar Beeple auction in a high court claim.
Amir's final bid for the NFT was $650,000; once he was outbid, he bowed out. Then, when the auction ended (the winning bid was for $1.2 million), Amir was asked to pay $650k for a numbered edition of the NFT that he wasn't bidding for.
Soleymani refused to pay, and Nifty Gateway froze his digital wallet, which contains art purchased worth more than $1 million. Borkowski ran a press campaign to tell Amir's side of the story, exposing Nifty Gateway and their unusual auction format, which sparked a legal dispute in the NFT community and art world.
Borkowski secured over 200 pieces of coverage; highlights include The Sunday Times, The New York Post, The Art Newspaper, ARTnews, and Artnet News. The intense pressure from the press campaign saw Nifty Gateway unfreezing Amir's wallet, which he's in the process of retrieving through legal channels, and the legal battle is still ongoing.