On Tuesday, Manhattan federal judge Jed Rakoff agreed to decide whether Irving Picard’s $267 million clawback case against ABN Amro and related defendants belongs in federal court rather than in Manhattan bankruptcy court, where the Bernard Madoff bankruptcy trustee filed it as an adversary proceeding. That’s bad news for Picard and his team at Baker & Hostetler. So far, Judge Rakoff has decided that he has jurisdiction over at least part of every Madoff case he’s considered, and he’s proceeded to decimate Picard’s recovery theories in his HSBC and Mets rulings.