Goldman received a subpoena from the Manhattan District Attorney's office seeking information on the firm's activities leading into the credit crisis, according to people familiar with the matter.

The stock fell more than 2 percent today.

A subpoena is a request for information and doesn't mean the company is a target of a criminal investigation.

The subpoena relates to the 650-page report by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on what was Wall Street's role in the housing market collapse, which accused Goldman Sachs of misleading buyers of mortgage-linked investments.

Michigan Democrat, Senator, Carl M. Levin, who headed up the Congressional inquiry, had sent his findings to the Justice Department to figure out whether executives broke the law.  

"We don't comment on specific regulatory or legal issues, but subpoenas are a normal part of the information request process and, of course, when we receive them we cooperate fully," said a Goldman spokesperson.